The surrounding area is enveloped with picturesque views of hills, where you can also sign up for trekking. However, you will need permission from the Forest Department prior to this. Since the temple is situated amidst hills and forests, nearby locations include breathtaking places like the Kaveri River, Palar River, and Hogenakkal Falls. The Male Mahdeshwara forest is also home to various flora and fauna, from large elephants to colourful flowers that bloom. The best time to visit the temple is October to March, and if you can catch a break during Maha Shivratri, there's nothing more powerful and sacred than this you will see coming together.