Ranipuram is a small place in Kasargode district of Kerala state, south India. This place was formerly known as Madathumalauntil 1970s. About 48 km east of Kanhangad on the Panathoor road branching off at Panathady. Lying 1016 m above sea level adjacent to Bhagamandala forest range. In beauty and bounty of nature comparable to Ooty but differs in being warmer and the absence of lakes. An ideal place for trekking.