Yercaud (33 km)
This quiet little hill station on the Shevaroy hills of the Eastern Ghats is the only one of its kind in northern Tamil Nadu. While the rest of this region is generally dry, including the predominantly short and rocky hills of the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud presents a welcome contrast with its cool climate where temperature never rises above 30ºC and dip below 13ºC. It is also a less expensive place than either Udhagamandalam or Kodaikkanal.
Kurumbapatti Zoological Park (13 km)
Located at the foothills of Shevaroyan Hills, the Kurumbapatti Zoological Park is spread on an area of 11.5 hectares of reserve forest land. The park is home to an array of a species including spotted deer, crocodiles and birds.
Mettur Dam (52 km)
The major dam of the state across the river Cauvery has been constructed in a gorge in 1926. It provides irrigation facilities to thousands of acres of land in the districts of Erode, Trichy and Thanjavur. A scenic picnic spot the place has a beautiful park with lawns. It is an industrial centre for aluminum and chemical products.
Tharamangalam (27 km)
The place is famous for Kailasanathar Temple which has beautiful statues and stone carvings.
Sidhar Koil (10 km)
En route to Elampillai, the place is associated with Siddhar saints and attracts devotes in large number.