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Located 750m above the sea level on the belt of Western Ghats in the Kasaragod Dist of Kerala, Ranipuram is a small hill station ideal for trecking and adventure sports. It is also called as Ooty of Kerala (Wikipedia). This belt is home for one of the Shola forests which is found in western ghats section of South India. The hillstation is well connected with roads from Kasaragod, Kanhengad and Mangalore.
The hillstation is located at Panathady village in Hosadurga taluk of Kasaragod district. One can go from Kasargod or Kanhengad. From Kasaragod and Kanhengad it is approximately 55 Km and 48 Km respectively.
Near by Airport is Mangalore
Near by Railway Station is Kasaragod and Kanhengad.
Regular buses are available from Kasaragod and Kanhengad.
The trek begins at the KTDC Cottage. This is the typical forest route. One has to walk in the forest for apprximately half an hour to one hour. The ambiance of the forest trail is awesome. It is covered by large trees of different diversity. As and when you reach top of the hills the tree will disappear and the beautiful stretch of grassland will appear. From here the part of the way/climb is assisted by cut steps. As and when you reach top of the hill, you will get beautiful stretch of the vally. The total track time is approximately 2 hours.
For more information about the bio-diversity, floura and founa and other details, please visit Wiki