55 kms from Kasargod, Ranipuram, the
enchanting hill station stands at an altitude of 750 m above sea level.
Ranipuram is famous for its trekking trails and varied vegetation,
consisting of evergreen shola woods, monsoon forests and grasslands.
Formerly known as Madathumala, the forests of this region merge with those of Karnataka. Wild elephants can be seen roaming on top of the mountains.
Jeep services are available from Panathady, which is linked to Kanhangad by frequent buses.
DTPC cottages are available for accommodation.