Sadhana Forests To Pondicherry

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Day 1: Our retreat ends at Matri Mandir. The center of Auroville. The end marks
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We head to Pondicherry the same day and chill for some time at Rock beach. Rahul
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And then some let's-explore-the-French-architecture happens
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Trippy gaphitti.
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Great food is great. Even greater are cute French kids and fellow nomads.
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This view in the evening reminds me of the climax from many Enid Blyton novels.
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Day 2: We grab a quick bite and head towards Sadhana Forest. Quite apprehensivel
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There's this in front of the main hut. Made my day. Every day.
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Lobia, alu, and some salad. Vegan food. Check.
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There are servers, runners, and specials during the lunch gathering at Sadhana.
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Water conservation techniques are impressive here. Water levels are just 2m here
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So, our welcoming happens. Awkward moments. And then we get to choose our hut-do
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We spend some time in the main hut. I'm amazed by the architecture of these huts
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Minimalist Sadhana Forest story.
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We attend a music improvisation session here. People from all countries take wor
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And then some more chilling happens. We meet Sean, who talks to us about his Vip
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We decide to take a walk through the forest. Our day ends pretty early.
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Day 3: The artist and his muse. Good morning at Sadhana is at 5:00 am. Somebody
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The first Seva time's from 6:00 am to 8:30 am. I volunteer for the kitchen team,
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The breakfast shall be subjected upon thee.
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We head for the second Seva at 9:15. I volunteer to dig an irrigation hole along
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He is hilarious. He starts of with, "my friend John came to India two years back
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Recycling at source should be made a must-do.
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You can charge your phones, laptops, only from 12 pm to 4 pm. We sit in the char
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There's some weed cutting work to be done. So we head there. It's ironical that
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Tired. We head for a shower. You pour the water on the top bucket, which has hol
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We chuck the bathroom, and head to the mud pool. Awesome place. You mud yoursel
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All fresh, we decide to take a hike through the jungles. It's 6 pm.
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Vegan food is chucked for the night, and we gorge on some Sino-Udupi food.
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This is how the jungles looked as we take a hike back to the main hut. 4 km in u
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We reach the main hut to find the 'non-talent show' going on. Epic-ness is when
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Day 4: We pack our bags. These are our beds. You keep all your stuff here.
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Morning hugs shall be missed.
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We head to Pondicherry.
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I head to Chennai, and have awesome Dindigul food. Rahul heads to Hyderabad.

Hippies. French bakeries. Farming. Vegan food. Filter coffee. Beaches. Happy people. More happy people living away from civilization.