Ranipuram is famous for its trekking trails and varied vegetation, evergreen shola woods, monsoon forests and grasslands. This area was formerly known as Madathumala. The extensive forests of Madathumala merge with the forests of Karnataka. Ranipuram in its natural beauty is comparable to Ooty. Wild elephants can be seen wandering on the top of the mountains. Located 85 km from Kasaragod town, Ranipuram is 750 m above sea level.