An experimental township in the state of Tamil Nadu, Auroville is known to be the ‘City of Dawn’ as part of Union Territory of Puducherry in South India. The city of Dawn was founded by Mirra Alfassa and stated that “Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.” And the place is engulfed as one of the famous tourist places in Puducherry. People throng here to spend their valuable time to enjoy the harmonious ambiance of the Auroville. And let’s get to know about the places in Auroville.
MATRIMANDIR: Matrimandir is the Sanskrit word for ‘Temple of The Mother’ is the most important edifice of the Auroville township in Pondicherry. This is located in the middle of Auroville in a large open area known as ‘Peace’. The main idea of Matrimandir was initiated by The Mother of the Shri Aurobindo Ashram. Fondly known as the ‘Soul of the city’. Matrimandir holds to be the spiritual place for those who follow the Integral Yoga. It is also the place where you can be free from stress and depression. It is instilled with silent concentration. And this place is particularly for those who completely understand the central idea of Auroville township. The beautiful glittering golden tome of Matrimandir along with its green gardens always attract the visitors.
AUROVILLE BEACH: The beach is otherwise known as Auro Beach which is totally tranquil. It is also the part of the Auroville Ashram which is situated at about 10 kilometers away from Pondicherry. And do you know that Auro beach is one of the famous beaches in Puducherry? And yes! it thus attracts tourists and locals every day. Yet the public beach closes around 6.30 pm in the evening. The sun at this place is very delightful and gives perfect moments to capture. Make sure that you have entered this beach in your itinerary.
QUIET HEALING CENTRE: Have you ever visited any healing center? If not you must try visiting the healing center at this place known as Auroville’s Health Spa which proffers a wide variety of services to the visitors such as spas, massages and other healing therapies. It also helps you to relax calmly as well as rejuvenate yourself. Meanwhile, the interesting thing is that the center is situated on the beach which has the perfect surroundings to help you relax your mind.
AUROVILLE BAKERY AND BOULANGERIE: How about tasting some eateries at the City of Dawn? Auroville Bakery and Boulangerie are known to be the popular bakery in the town and you must have to check this out whenever you are there in Auroville. One good thing is that all of their eateries and other products are made from the local farms. This particular place provides wonderful seating outdoors in the midst of the green garden which definitely induces with serenity.
KALA KENDRA: Are you passionate about art? Then here is the place. Kala Kendra is a famous hub known for its all art activities in the country and also sanguinely encourages the artists to exhibit their skills. It also permits the artist to display their skills through shows, exhibitions, and workshops. Passionate artists can stay at Auroville with the community to work with them and share things and as well as to gain knowledge through interactive programs. Since Art is life, art can do anything for you!
Dip yourself into the calmness of Auroville! Harmonious Auroville for you!