Ranipuram is famous for its trekking trails and varied vegetation - evergreen shola woods, monsoon forests and grasslands. This area was formerly known as Madathumala. Ranipuram is 85 km from Kasaragod town and Situated 750 m above sea level,
The extensive forests of Madathumala merge with the forests of Karnataka. Ranipuram in its natural beauty is comparable to Ooty. Wild elephants can be seen wandering on the top of the mountains. Jeep services to Ranipuram are readily available from Panathady, which is linked to Kanhangad by frequent bus services.
Accommodation: DTPC cottages.
Getting there:85 km from Kasaragod town, 9 km from Panathur and 47 km from Kanhangad
Nearest railway station : Kanhangad
Nearest airport : Karippur