A beautiful rain forest near Konnakad, the Kottancheri Hills is a part of the Western Ghats in Kasaragod district and an extension of Ranipuram wildlife sanctuary. The place is 30kms north-east of Kanhangad. The picnic centre at Kottancheri Hills makes it a favorite among the travellers. The hills are also ideal for trekking and are credited as trekker’s paradise. The nearness of the Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri mountain range of Kodaku adds to the charm of this place. The Forests of Kottancherry is packed with wildlife and merges with reserved forests of Kasaragod. Wild elephants, wild dogs, deer, wild pigs, rare birds, butterflies are all abundant here. The spot resembles much of the scenic beauty of Kodiakanal.
A trekker's paradise, Kottancheri hills is a part of Western Ghats and an extension of Ranipuram wildlife sanctuary. Located around 50 km north-east of Kanhangad, Kottancheri hills resembles much of the scenic beauty of Kodiakanal - a popular hill station in Tamilnadu. The nearness of the Talakaveri, a place generally considered to be the source of River Kaveri, in the Brahmagiri mountain range of Kodaku adds charm of this place. Shola forests, grasslands, spice plantations and monsoon forests have given this lands great scenic beauty. The rainforests near Konnakkad is ideal for trekking.