Long day travel was so exhausting, i wanted to take shower as soon as possible. But once i reached the guest house only i came to know they don't accept cards. So when u are booking here please do keep cash with you. Went to ATM near by and got my room ready in minutes. Took shower and again relayed technology to find the best place to eat near by where i stay. Found Hotel Akbar Biriyani near by my place and had tummy full of Dum Biryani and goat brain fry (special dish of day ) must say it was a yummm. headed back to my room and began to search for places to visit next day and made a itinerary for next day . And surrendered myself to sleep.
DAY - 2
Plan was to wake up early , but due to tiring day ride and tummy full biriyani the day before i woke up by around 7.00 AM. Got ready in around half an hour, took my camera and other gears along and headed of to auroville , which was my first stop.
Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district mostly in the state of Tamil Nadu, India with some parts in the Union Territory of Puducherry in South India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (known as "the Mother") and designed by architect Roger Anger. As stated in Alfassa's first public message in 1965,
Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.
I have heard lot about the place , was the perfect place to find inner peace , which was my main motive behind the trip to Pondi.
Auroville as it was suggested to me to book an appointment one day prior for the meditation session at Matrimandir ( closed on Tuesdays for bookings !!!) and guess what I decided to travel on a Tuesday. The Security guy at the entrance told me that he cannot take a booking but I could try my luck on the next day 29th ( Wednesday). Then I headed to the visitor's centre which is the best place to start honestly to get an understanding of what Auroville is and the vision behind it. The place has a few Cafe's and Boutiques mainly there to cater to international tourists fairly expensive.
There is a museum there giving you a lot of info about Auroville..