Auroville houses numerous boutiques, handicraft shops, museums, book shops and places to eat. There seemed to be an energy radiating in the place and all around I could see happy faces, as if all the troubles of the world were left outside the gates of the ashram.
My friend was quite eager to visit the meditation centre of Matrimandir but one can only visit it with prior permission which takes 3-4 days.
From Auroville we headed back to the city for a quick tour of Aurobindo Ashram. People often confuse Aurobindo ashram with Auroville. Aurobindo ashram is in the white colony and dedicated to Sri Aurobindo while Auroville is an ashram in honor of the Mother of Aurobindo Ashram.