The birth of the famous saint Sri Gurudev took place in Chettipalayam. The town has a good network of communication. Bus services operate from Coimbatore. There are bus Stations from Irugur to Chettipalayam. The nearest railway station is Podanur Railway Station, which is a junction, and the nearest airport is C A Coimbatore Airport.
This census town is famous for go-karting because the Kari Motor Speedway is located here. There is a beautiful and large 18-hole golf club named Coimbatore Golf Club in the town where golfers from other cities regularly visit and play golf.
According to the 2001 census report, Chettipalayam has a population of 19,379 people. Males constitute 52% of the population while the females comprises of 48% of the population. 11% of the population is under six years. The literacy rate of Chettipalayam is 73%, which is higher than the average literacy standard, which is 59.5%; with male literacy rate of 80% and female literacy of 65%.