Ranipuram hills

You are atop one of the largest hills of North Kerala, Ranipuram, popularly considered as Kerala’s answer to Ooty.  A few more steps you could reach the final challenge, a gigantic rock, some tower of a Babel, challenging the heavens, with wreathes of cloud or mist hung around its shoulders. You only have to climb that rock beyond this foggy wall somehow, with a mild sun encouraging you with its cold rays, to strike off this place, Ranipuram should be in the bucket list of heavenly places in Kerala, you’d see this lifetime.


Trek to the top

The trek to Ranipuram usually begins in the morning from Panathady, where you can stay in rest houses run by DTPC, or by a few private establishments. The trek progresses through the grasslands, shola and monsoon evergreen forest vegetation of Kasaragod. Thick woods welcome you as you start off, on a good note, as you feel relieved seeing your trail lay with black stones. Climb on! An hour into the arduous trek, you emerge into rolling meadows, the shola grassland, that stretch as far as the eyes can see. A draft of cold wind hurries in from nowhere. It is a one-day 2 km trek.

Cost of the package

Rs. 30/- for Adults 
Rs. 15/- for children 

Getting there

By Road: 43 kms from Kanhangad Town 
By Rail:   45 km from Kanhangad Railway Station 
By Air:  125 Kms from Mangalore International Airport (Karnataka)

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