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 Kaluveli bio-region of Tamil Nadu and along the Coromandel Coast
  • consultancy further afield in India

About Kaluveli:
The Kaluveli Bio-Region, which lies along the Coromandel Coast of South India, covers a triangle between Pondicherry, Marakannam and Tindivanam. It is named after the Kaluveli 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.