Where we work

Pitchandikulam Forest is based in the green belt of Auroville in Tamil Nadu, about 15 kms from Pondicherry.

We work primarily in three locations:

  • in Auroville and the surrounding villages
  • in the Kazhuveli bio-region of Tamil Nadu and along the Coromandel Coast
  • consultancy further afield in India

About Kazhuveli:
The Kazhuveli Bio-Region, which lies along the Coromandel Coast of South India, covers a triangle between Pondicherry, Marakannam and Tindivanam. It is named after the Kazhuveli Tank, the second-largest brackish water lake in South India, and a wetland of great diversity and ecological importance. The indigenous vegetation of this area is known as the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest (TDEF), a forest type that is found only in South India and Sri Lanka and provides a rare biological richness due to its very high species abundance. It is now close to extinction, as only 0.01% survives.

Our primary outreach location in this area are:

Environment Education centre

Environment Education Centre

We also work in collaboration with 25 villages in the Kaliveli area.

Pitachandikulam Forest Consultants (PFC), the commercial aspect of Pitchandikulam’s work has worked in multiple locations in South India. For more information on the various projects undertaken visit: