Ranipuram known as the ooty of Kerala is a famous trekking spot. Ranipuram hill station is closely blend with nature and located within Kasargod district of Kerala. The trekking spot starts from the Tourist home at the valley where you can opt two routes.
The way gives you the raw picture of untouched forest and scenic beauty from the peak. Ranipuram is close to the forest range of Bhagamandala and at the North Eastern part of the state sharing border with Karnataka.
Ranipuram hills 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 elephants can be seen wandering on the mountain tops here. Tourist cottages provide comfortable stay on the hills.
Blessed with cool climatic conditions the place is ideal for trekking along trails that facilitate uphill and downhill climbing. A soft trek to the hilltop offers you a panoramic view of the hills around. The journey is made much easier by the steps that are laid out in certain places in the track. It is better to start trekking in the morning itself. The rocks are slippery and are not ideal for trekking in the twilight. Since leeches are very common here travelers are advised to take good boots and carry salt with them.
Till 1970,Ranipuram was known as Madathumala. It is at a height of around 750 m above sea level.