Ranipuram is at a altitude of 720 meters and situated among the dense forests of Tala Cauvery Wild life reserve.
It is a good off beat destination for adventure tourists. There are many trekking trails to enjoy the view and nature. There are also some decent stay options in Ranipuram.
The place is near Mangalore which is 107 kilometers or Kahangad/Kasargod. It is on the northern Kerala Tourist circuit.
If you visit the place during post monsoon- June-November, you can visit few waterfalls too.