Mettur is a town located in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu. It is situated at a distance of 53 km from the main city of Salem. The town is well known for the Mettur Dam that serves as a major thermal power station in Tamil Nadu. This dam is a popular tourist spot that attracts visitors from neighboring areas as well.
Places to Stay
One can find a good number of hotels with a low budget in Mettur. Some of them which are worth mentioning are Ganesh Mahaal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Selvam (Tariff – Rs. 550), Hotel New Tamilnadu (Tariff – Rs. 800), Juha Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650), Pearls Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500) among others.
Tamil is the official language of Mettur
The Mariamman festival is a major festival celebrated with great pomp and delight in the month of March-April. The Koniamman festival celebrated in January and the Adiperukku Festival are popular festivals celebrated in August.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction found in the Mettur town. Some of them worth visiting are the Mettur Dam, the beautiful dam park that attracts many tourists, Aiyanar Statue or the Muniappan near the dam park and the Kaveri river.
How to Get There
The Salem airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 40 km from the city-center.
The nearest railway station is the Salem Railway Station at a distance of 51km.
Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) is the major bus service that operates in Mettur town. There are also private bus operators such as KPN and Mettur Super Services that offer bus services from one region to another.You can conveniently book a bus ticket through online bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.