Tucked away at the foot of the green Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu, Mettupalayam offers a variety of activities to while away the day. It’s a busy spot as it has a station on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, with its bright and cheerful locomotives heading along the back country.
Walk along the Kotagiri Road and you might see elephants, dholes (a type of wild dog), Indian Gaur and spotted deer.
To get your architecture and history fix, choose from Mettupalayam’s more popular temples, including Vana Bathrakali Amman, Idugampalayam Aanjineyar, Then Tirupathi, and Karamadai Ranganadar.
Adrenalin junkies will love Black Thunder, a water theme park with around 49 rides. For those wanting more chills than thrills, there’s the option to go boating too.
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