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Auroville

Viluppuram, Viluppuram

Viluppuram, Tamil Nadu

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If Meditation & Integral Yoga Is Your Thing Then Matrimandir In Auroville Is Where You Need To Be

What Makes It Awesome

I visited Pondicherry recently and explored this famous meditation hub that attracts a lot of foreign tourist in Auroville, called the Matrimandir. What I absolutely love about this place are the vibe, the people and the walk to the mandir. The walk takes you through flora & fauna that symbolizes each door present in the mandir.

What Could Be Better?

I wish everyone could get a permit to meditate inside the temple, as for most people this only becomes a sightseeing spot.

What's My Pro Tip?

Prior booking is required for access at least a day in advance. All bookings are accepted on an individual basis and only in person, {e-email or telephone booking is not available for first-time visitors for concentration}. There are no group bookings available. The booking center remains closed on Tuesdays.

Anything Else?

Matrimandir is not a tourist spot. It is a place for individual silent concentration. Visits to Mandir are free of cost. Passes are issued only for these available spots - Monday to Saturday between 9am and 4pm, and on Sundays between 9am and 1pm.