Solar Observatory is a solar observatory owned and operated by Indian Institute of Astrophysics.
Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, 6 kilometres 3.7 mi from the bus-stand, founded in 1895.
Bryant Park just east of the lake and 500 metres 1,600 ft from the bus stand, is a wonderfully maintained 20.5 acres 8.3 ha botanical garden.
Kookal is a Panchayat village of terrace farmers at the far western end of the Palani Hills.
Bear Shola Falls, 3 kilometres 1.9 mi from the bus-stand, is a tall waterfall in a Reserve forest.