PALNI HILLS, a range of hills in south India, in the Madura district of Madras. They are an offshoot from the Western Ghats, and, while distinct from the adjacent Anamalai Hills, form part of the same system. They contain the hill station of Kodaikanal (7200 ft.), which has a milder and more equable climate than Ootacamund in the Nilgiri HiUs. There is some coffee cultivation on the lower slopes.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)