Ranipuram is located 750m above sea level on the Western Ghats in Kasaragod district. Covered with evergreen shola woods, monsoon forests and grasslands, this beautiful land is known for its trekking trails.
Ranipuram was earlier known as Madathumala and its extensive forests merge into those of Karnataka. Wild elephant herds can be seen wandering on the mountain slopes here.
Tourist cottages provide comfortable stay on the hills. Jeep and bus services are available from Panathady and Kanhangad in Kasaragod town. Ranipuram in its natural beauty is comparable to Ooty – a popular hill station in south India.