Ranipuram, formerly known as Madathumala, is an idyllic hill station in Kasargod District
. Lying 750 m above sea level, the place is famous for its trekking trails and varied vegetation-evergreen shoal woods, monsoon forests and grasslands. The extensive forests of Ranipuram merge with the forests of Karnataka
. Tourists can see wild elephants wandering on the top of the mountains.
Ranipuram is about 40 km away from Kanhangad. Jeep and bus services are available to this place from Panathady and Kasargod.