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About Mettur

Located in the district of Salem of Tamil Nadu, Mettur is one of the well-known industrial towns. The best known landmark in this town is the Mettur Dam. This dam is well known because of the high quality production of aluminum, chemicals, and generation of power. This dam is open for the purpose of irrigation in the Delta region of Kaveri. The Thermal plant located in this station is the main source of power for the state of Tamil Nadu.

Based on the census of 2015, this place has an overall population of 52,813 people. Based on this statistics, the sex ratio of this place is 1016 females to 1000 males, which is greater than the national average of 940 women to 1000 males. Also, 4286 of the 52,813 are children who are aged 6 and below. The overall literacy rate is 76.82%, which is approximately close to the overall national average of 73%.

Geography of Mettur

Mettur Dam

This town is primarily divided into the lower and upper based on the direction of the flow of the river. The word Mettur means troughs and crests. This name was given to this town based on the land and rock nature. One more important point to note about the geography of this town is that border of this place is shared by the borders of Dharmapuri, Salem, and Erode. The border is located at a 90 minutes drive away from the headquarters of the district.

History of Mettur

The history of Mettur is associated with the Mettur dam. This dam is known as one of the largest dams in the world and is highly respected as a valuable asset of the entire country of India. The dam’s history starts from the year 1834 to 1934. The reservoir of this dam is called the Stanley reservoir because it was inaugurated by the Sir George Stanley in the year 1934.

There is a park that is located to the base ground of the Mettur dam. In this park, one can see deer, snakes and the excellent scenery of the dam. One more interesting point about this park is that it is well-known for the spicy fish curry that is served here. The industries in this town are-

  • The Aluminum Plant run by the Madras Aluminum Company
  • Chemplast
  • Granite Quarried in the hills of Eli Karadu

Tourism of Mettur

There are few places that are usually visited by tourists. These places have a lot of history attached to them. Some of the well-known places are-

  • Edithaangi Muniappan Kovil is situated very close to the Stanley reservoir. This built was constructed by an engineer from the British.
  • St Mary's church is a point of interest that is located very close to the site of Mettur. The church celebrates an annual feast every year on 15th August.
  • Thanga Malai Murugan is one more temple that is located in the town. It is a local attraction during every festival.
  • One more point of interest in this Mettur is the park that is located in the base location of the dam.
  • The Mecheri Kaliamman kovil is one more temple that is very famous during the day of the full moon. This temple is one of the main attractions during the festival of Chithirai Thiruviza, which lasts for 12 days.

Shopping in Mettur

Along with the regular items that are available here, some of the items unique to Andhra Pradesh can be purchased in the town of Mettur. Some of the most well-known shopping places are-

Raaj Complex
Address - 17/91-West Main Road,
Near St.Marys School, Mettur Dam, Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401

Kannan Complex
Address - 2-1/53, Thoppur-Mettur Dam-Bhavani-Erode Rd
Koolaiyur Veerakkalpudur, Tamil Nadu 636404

Friend's Complex
Address - Thoppur-Mettur Dam-Bhavani-Erode Rd,
Karumalai Koodal, Veerakkalpudur, Tamil Nadu 636402

Jai Suryas Departmental Store
Address - Thoppur-Mettur Dam-Bhavani-Erode Rd,
Varanapuram, Bhavani, Tamil Nadu 638301

Patanjali Shop
Address - Thoppur-Mettur Dam-Bhavani-Erode Rd,
Thangamapuri Pattinam, Tamil Nadu 636402

Address - Thoppur-Mettur Dam-Bhavani-Erode Rd,
Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401

Velavan Stores
Address - Thoppur-Mettur Dam-Bhavani-Erode Rd,
Veerakkalpudur, Tamil Nadu 636403

Dhaanayalaxkshmi Department Store
Address - Harinitha Complex, Sf.No.91/2A1A1, Nehru Nagar, Sakthi Theater Main Road, PN Patty, Mettur Dam-636402

Hospitals in Mettur

Since there are six well-known Koduru in this town, this place is adequately equipped to handle the health concerns of the people staying here. The hospitals are-

Government Hospital
Address – Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401

Siddharth Maternity Centre
Address - Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401
Phone - 04298 246 479

ESI Hospital
Address - Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401

K G Nursing Home
Address - Road Opposite to Abirami Theater, 47, Mettur Rd, Erode, Tamil Nadu 638011
Phone – 04242252268

Dr. Loganathan Orthopaedic Hospital
Address - Thoppur-Mettur Dam-Bhavani-Erode Rd, Bhavani, Tamil Nadu 638301
Phone - 04256 231 702

Duraisamy Eye Clinic
Address - Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401
Phone - 04298244 724

Medical Stores in Mettur

There is only one medical store in this city. Hence, people can quickly visit the pharmacy in the hospitals listed above if they require medicines on an emergency basis. The details of the one medical store is shown below-

Apollo Pharmacy
Address - No.598, Mettur Main Road, Bhavani, Coiambatore, Bhavani, 638301

How to reach Mettur

Traveling to Mettur is a little difficult because there are no direct trains or flights to this place. The most easiest way to reach Mettur is to take a flight till Peelamedu Airport and drive 125 kms to reach Mettur. The most inexpensive way to reach this place is to take the Bus to Mettur from the major cities of India.

Hotels in Mettur

Since there are many tourist places in and around Mettur, people can stay in any of the hotels listed below. Travelers recommend that rooms in the hotels should be booked in Mettur well in advance in order to avoid the last-minute rush. Some of the well-known hotels are-

Slk Tourist Home
Address - Square market, Thoppur-Mettur Dam-Bhavani-Erode Rd, Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401
Phone - 094426 44001

Hotel Akash Residency

Address - No.42,7A, Old Market, Near Municipal Building East main Road, Mattur Dam - 1, Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401
Phone - 04298244644

Hotel Classic Tower

Address - 61,Abirami Theatre Opp.Road,, Mettur Rd, Erode, Tamil Nadu 638001
Phone: 0424 427 1401

Mohan Residency Hotel
Address - 9/49, Square Market, Mettur Dam, Tamil Nadu 636401
Phone - 04298 244 478

Hotel Tamilnadu
Address: No.177, T.P.Area, Near Central Bus Stand, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517501
Phone: 0877 225 9780

Sri Lakshmi Bhavan Hotel
Address - Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401
Phone - 04298 244 575

Sri Krishna Lodge
Address - Square Market, 127/10, Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401
Phone - 04298 244 191

Hotel Kalyan Lodge
Address - 201, Mettur Road, Edayankattuvalasu, Erode, Tamil Nadu 638011
Phone - 09003373737

Restaurants In Mettur

In Mettur, one can find the tastiest delicacies that are cooked in Tamil Nadu. One can try the Parotta, Kotthu Parotta, Biryani and many more. Some of the well-known restaurants in this city are-

Palanichamy Parotta Stall
Address - Kaaliyamman Temple Street, KR & Co. Shead Opp. Road,
Thookkanam Patty, Chinnamettur, Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401

Hotel Vasantham Indian & Chinese Family Restaurant
Address - Thoppur-Mettur Dam-Bhavani-Erode Rd,
Madhayankuttai, Navappatti, Tamil Nadu 636401
Phone - 097152 77654

Aishwarya Restaurant
Address - Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401

Kounder Mess
Address - Plot No. 155J, Mettur - Madheswara Betta Road,
Salem Camp, Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636456
Phone - 097906 12919

Rama Vilas Mess
Address - Thoppur-Mettur Dam-Bhavani-Erode Rd,
Mettur, Tamil Nadu 636401

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