Arippa is a tourist location located near Kulathupuzha in Kollam District
. The place provides excellent opportunities for trekking, bird watching and photography. Evergreen and semi evergreen forests abound in this region. Arippa is a high bird density area with mainly rare forest species. It is also a Kani tribal hamlet. A Forest Training School functions here.
Arippa is about 60 km from Thiruvananthapuram. The place can be approached on the Nedumangad – Palode – Madathara route. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport. Accommodation facilities are available at Arippa Forestry Training Center and Kerala Forest Development Corporation Rest House.