Ranipuram

ranipuramRanipuram is a hill station located in Kasaragod district and is at a height of 750 m above sea level. Earlier this place was called as Madathumala and was later renamed in the 1970s as Ranipuram. Ranipuram is considered as the Ooty of Kasaragod. Ranipuram hill is a part of Panathady reserve forest. It is bordered by Thalacauvery wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka.
Trekking can be done in this hill station and the view of the area from the top of the hills is spectacular. The top of the hill is called as ‘Mani’ and from the hill top one could see the beautiful grass covered surrounding hills and low lying areas. This place is actually left unexplored and it will be a treat for the bird watchers and nature lovers. There are more than 200 species of birds in Ranipuram hills. Ranipuram is known for its grasslands, evergreen and shola forests and houses a wide variety of flora and fauna. Lots of elephants can be seen wandering through the mountains.
There are some tourist cottages by DTPC available here for the tourists. A wildlife sanctuary called Ranipuram wildlife sanctuary has been proposed by the government. The best time to visit this hill station is during the months October to March.

How To Reach

District Kasaragod
Near Bus Station Kanhangad bus station
Near Railway Station Kanhangad railway station at a distance of 40 kms
Near Airport Mangalore International Airport at a distance of 150 kms