The Palani (Palni) Hills, located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, are a spur-shaped eastern outcrop of the Western Ghats, a mountain range that runs parallel to the west coast of peninsular India and recognized as a top 10 biodiversity hotspot region. The Palani Hills cover an area of 2070 sq.km. and have an altitude range of 400-2600 m. As the Palani Hills lie in the rain shadow region of the W.Ghats, they annually receive more rainfall (mean annual rainfall is 1700 mm) from the Northeast than the Southwest monsoons. The continued growth of Kodaikanal (largest human settlement in the Palani Hills; pop: 36,500 - 2011 census) and the human population across the length and breadth of the Palani Hills impacts the interface between humans and wildlife. To protect ancient forests such as the sholas, multiple endemics including charismatic species like the Kurinji flower (Strobilanthes kunthianus), and a rich array of biodiversity, the Indian Government in 2013 declared 609 sq.km. of the the Palani Hills to be protected as the Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary. With the goal to influence conservation in the Palani Hills, this portal is designed to serve as an informational gateway to the wildlife of the Palani Hills with a focus on the Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary.