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Auroville, Pondicherry: 15 reviews and 38 photos

  A garden in Auroville
by zuyao

Just outside of Pondicherry is a township known as Auroville. This is some kind of spiritual township with the aim of 'realizing human unity in diversity'. There is some kind of information center with exhibits on the activities of the Auroville foundation. It is open daily from 9am to 5.30pm. There is also a video viewing facility, a cafetaria and shops here. The central part of this township is the Matrimandir (Soul of the City) which looks a giant golf ball set in a big pavillion. Shows are held here at night when the residents of this township gather. Around the Matrimandir are some gardens for strolling. Visitors are free to roam around but motor vehicles are not allowed into the township. The multi-ethnic community moves around in bicyles. This is a nice place to spend a quiet and peaceful evening.

Address: Off the East Coast Rd (Chennai-Pondicherry)
Directions: A bit tricky as you'll need to pass through some villages on dirt road. Get a taxi driver to bring you there.
Website: http://www.auroville.org/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 22, 2007
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