Karur has many temples, some historical monuments and various lakes and dams. Some of the best places to see in the city are:
- Ponnaniyar Dam - A dam, which is also a picnic spot; located near Kadavoor hill region close to the city.
- Karur War Monument – a monument commemorating war heroes
- Pasupathieswarar Temple
- Sadasiva Brahmendra Samadhi
- Pugazhimalai Shree Aarupadai Murugan Temple
- Kalyana Venkattaramasami Temple