Located 85 km from Kasargod town, Ranipuram is a beautiful mountain terrain known for trekking. It is located 750m above sea level on the Western Ghats in Kasargod 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 elephants can be seen wandering on the mountain tops here.
Tourist cottages provide comfortable stay on the hills. Jeep and bus services are available from Panathady and Kanhangad in Kasargod town. Ranipuram in its natural beauty is comparable to Ooty - a popular hill station in South India.
How to reach
Air :Mangalore, about 50 km from Kasargod; Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode, about 200 km from Kasargod.
Rail : Kasargod, about 85 km from Ranipuram, on the Kozhikode-Mangalore-Mumbai route.