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
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