Auroville & Matri Mandir

Auroville – a universal town of humanity with its quiet spiritual experience is a must-see in Pondicherry. You need to be there between 10 and 12 noon for the morning entry or between 2 and 4 pm for the afternoon entry.


In the middle of Auroville lies the Matri Mandir – a gigantic golden golf ball and the meditation chamber within. It is described as a place of perfect peace bathed in light refracted through a prism inserted in the topmost part of the dome.


The Peace area in which the structure is situated has three main features: the Matri Mandir itself with its twelve gardens, twelve petals and future lakes, the Amphitheater and the Banyan Tree.