Ranipuram Hills is famous for its trekking trails and varied vegetation – evergreen woods, monsoon forests and grasslands. It is Situated 750 m above sea level.This area was formerly known as Madathumala. The extensive forests of Ranipuram Hills 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. Jeep services are readily available from Panathady, which is linked to Kanhangad by frequent bus services.