Tranquil town – Auroville
I’d write a blog about my trip to Auroville with some engrossing and crisp anecdotes from my personal experience and some of you’d rather google ‘places to visit in Auroville’ and book the trip without really knowing if the place is worth visiting. This is the beauty of the internet; it could make everything look flashy and fancy and make us fall for it. This is where humans come in the picture. You can’t trust the pictures you see on the internet but you can definitely trust a human who has been there and lived every moment to the fullest. Everyone is so busy making money that we barely get time to seek peace. So, say bye bye to stress and hello to peace! Are you wondering where to find peace? Well, Auroville has got it all to make your trip worth taking.
So, without wasting more time, i am going to list down the best places in Auroville or best places to visit in Auroville
As I mentioned before, if you want to seek peace then Auroville is the place to go! Matrimandir, which is the Sanskrit word for ‘Temple of The Mother’, is the most important edifice of the Auroville township in Pondicherry. Located just in the middle of Auroville in a large open area known as ‘Peace’. Visitors should bear in mind that the Matrimandir is not a ‘tourist’ site; it is a place for individual silent concentration. A place which should be visited in a quiet physical and mental state. (Viewing point is free of cost). Pondicherry to Matrimandir is just 10km. So, you can rent a car or use local transportation.
- Yoga and meditation
Take your yoga off the mat and into your life for more balance and clarity in everything from relationships and parenting to your home and garden. This is your guide to living an authentic lifestyle despite everyday stress.
Centres like Quiet Healing Centre, Auroville holistic yoga centre, Auroville visitors centre, Pitanga and Arka are open to all visitors where you can meditate and find peace. These are some life changing experiences.
- Auroville beach
Did you even go on a vacation if you did not go to the beach? Be it a solo trip or a family trip, visiting beaches is always a good idea. The large ocean makes you realize how tiny our problems are! There are so many things you can do at Auroville beach. You can go surfing or you can swim in the calm sea. the pristine setting of the Auroville Beach which never misses a chance to cease the attention of tourists. Besides the shimmering golden sand, the coastline is also dotted with numerous shacks, hotels and guesthouses. Auro beach is just 12km from Pondicherry downtown. Visit this stunning beach and witness gorgeous sunrises/sunsets.
What is a world without art in it? Eh (eARTh)! You cannot even spell earth without ART in it then how can one live without art in their lives?
Kala Kendra is a famous hub for all art activities in the country and actively encourages artists to exhibit or demonstrate their art through shows, exhibitions and workshops. Artists can stay with the community in Auroville and work with them to share and gain knowledge on the subject through their interactive programs.
- Quiet healing centre
What better way to rejuvenate than taking a long spa or a body massage? We all deserve some pampering and keeping that in mind, the quiet healing centre has come up with excellent services that you cannot say no to. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to relax and forget all your worries and just enjoy the healing therapies! The ambience will make you fall in love with the place as it is covered by greenery!
You can rent a car or travel by public transport to this place.
12 min (6.1 km) via 100 Feet Rd/East Coast Rd and East Coast Rd
- Auroville Bakery and Boulangerie
All the bakery lovers, you must visit this place. It is the most famous bakery in the town. This place does not only sell delicious bakery products but they also have a cafe amidst a garden where you can sit and enjoy your cupcake while reading a magazine. So just visit this place with your friends and family or you can go on your own, sit in the cute cafe, read the book you have always been wanting to and munch on the delicious bakery!
- Savitri bhavan
Savitri Bhavan in Auroville is a centre dedicated to fostering a living sense of Human Unity through spiritual education based on the vision and teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the mother. This is the centre of spiritual education. The Bhavan houses a Picture Gallery, a Digital Library & a reading room, a hostel for volunteers and conducts workshops, classes, orientations, guest lectures, retreats, etc. this place has no entry fees and is just 1km from the city centre.
- Botanical garden, Auroville
This place is specifically for the botany lovers! You will get to see the diversity of flowers and trees. The green zone offers a rejuvenating environment which can be explored by all. You can also shop plants from here. This place is just 2km from the city centre so you can just walk to this place!
Best places to stay in Auroville
I am going to list down some of the best places to stay in Auroville. Pick any place of your choice and have a wonderful stay!
- Voguenvilla unit 2 – 1,300 per night
- The black box- 5,000 per night
- Keeth house – 2,500 per night
- Olive de villa- 2,500 per night
- The tea road- 3,000 per night
The Auroville stay cost can differ person to person depending on your budget. You can get rooms starting from 600 per night to 7,000. So, decide how much you want to spend.
If you are travelling to Auroville with your family then BuffyFish Holidays can help you out with the bookings.