It’s time to ditch the loud music and move away from the noise of the steel jungle. It’s time for you to visit Auroville and witness surreal quietness yourself. This city of Dawn is located in the Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu and wishes to sow the thread of unity into the fabric of society.
This beautiful city was established by Mirra Alfassa who is affectionately called The Mother by her community members. She founded this establishment based on the ideals of Sri Aurobindo. A society that functions above material pleasures and joy is the vision behind setting up the community.
It’s like an Oasis between a hot burning desert for people who want to experience a quiet and peaceful time alone with their thoughts. As opposed to a world where politics and economics are a hindrance to harmony, equality, and love. The gorgeous atmosphere of Auroville allows tourists from all over the world to experience peace and harmony by promoting unity among people of all races, religions, creeds, political backgrounds. As an international community, Auroville was meant to be free of the sway of government, religion, strife, and money.
There is something beautiful and peaceful about Auroville. It is one of the most exotic places to visit in Tamil Nadu. Consequently, it is a must-see attraction during your visit to the southern part of India. Since its inception in 1965, tourism in Auroville has grown gradually. Having a township with unique values and principles attracted many visitors to the area after its creation due to its idealistic nature.
Here we have compiled a list of places you should visit on your trip to Auroville. Scroll down to learn more.
The Place of Peace
The Mahatma Mandir, also known as the Temple of the Mother, is a popular tourist attraction in Auroville. Auroville city’s breathtaking Matrimandir temple offers tourists a glimpse of integral yoga. Located in the Peace area, Mata Mandir is also known as “the place of peace.”
There is a sense of tranquility and silence when you are in the Peace area. Meditation and relaxation are possible inside the dome’s inner chamber. This mesmerizing temple was built over a period of 37 years and was inaugurated in 2008. A shimmering dome is surrounded by 12 petals as you enter the temple grounds.
Monument of Love and Harmony
This beautiful monument (Savitri Bhawan) is dedicated to Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa for their teachings in the book Savitri. Sri Aurobindo’s visions of love, compassion, and harmony are depicted in this work. Sri Aurobindo’s book Savitri describes a world of harmony, and it is one of the most famous works of an Indian philosopher.
This Bhawan’s picture gallery displays the beautiful paintings Huta created under the guidance of his mother. The paintings depict poem lines from Sri Aurobindo’s collection. The books and materials you need to learn about Sri Aurobindo can be found at the Savitri Bhawan’s reading room, in which you can find out more about Savitri.
Immerse in Tranquility
Time for you to let all your thoughts slide deep into the ocean and slide away to the point where the blue immerse into the orange. Located on the right side of the East coast, Auroville beach has a shorter name: Auro beach. Among the many popular beaches near Auro Beach stands out the most. It is equally enjoyed by both locals and tourists.
In terms of proximity to the Ashram, it is 12km away, but still considered part of the township. The beach is still true to its natural beauty because there are human encroachments in the form of snack shops or restaurants. Also, the people in the Ashram have put in their fair share of contribution to maintain its serenity.
Throw Away the Pain
Get a quick massage and get instant relief from all your body pain. It’s time for you to visit the healing center in the town. The healing center offers its clients a number of services which include massages, spa sessions, and visitors can also try spiritual healing procedures. Relaxation is guaranteed with these services.
The center is located very close to the beach. You can hear the sound waves reaching the shores and smell the breeze. All this adds to reasons why you should visit the quiet healing center.
Let the Artist Out
Appeal to the artist within you and let your shyness be on the passenger seat, it’s time to let loose. If you are a theater and art lover you will find that Adishakti Laboratory theater and arts will appeal to you in the most passionate manner.
Here in this beautiful theater, you can witness some of the most renowned actors perform. Also, it provides training and organizes events. Art and theater lovers have been welcome at Adishakti Laboratory since 1993. Mumbai’s Adishakti Theater and Research Center was created in 1981 and has since earned its reputation as one of the best theaters and research centers. If you are seeking solace and this place is appealing to your inner self, then you should definitely visit Auroville and spend some quality time. The township abounds in a spirit of unity that will stir your soul! There is no doubt that a visit to Auroville will change your life forever.