Auroville Matrimandir – Auroville is an experimental township, founded by ‘The mother’ to house approximately 50,000 individuals from various countries. Inside is the Matrimandir, which is constructed in the form of a huge sphere. It is here that people carry out meditation. It is called the ‘Peace Centre’. Though the entry inside is free, bookings have to be made in advance. And those who intend to go in, have to be there personally to make the booking.
Note - There can be upto 24hrs or more of waiting.
Well, the others like us can walk up to the Matrimandir, see the architecture, click some pictures, visit their shop, sit out under the trees, sipping some coffee, relax and well you’re done. There is a considerable amount of walk so those who want to refrain from that, you can just consider your visit again.
Time spent – 2-3 hours
Shopping at MG road -
Hidesign flagship store – leather lovers’ paradise. Also, there is a rooftop café/restaurant, you can chill there in the evenings.
Hidesign factory outlet – The factory reject is here and at a very discounted price
Casablanca – a complete store for everything but I particularly love their home décor section. Head there for all the tax-free shopping!
Auroville store – Lot of quirky stuff. Some clothes, accessories, house accessories.. just name it!
Time spent – Of course, endless!
Places to eat ?
Surguru restaurant– South indian, pure vegetarian, quick
Xtasi – Humongous and numerous varieties of pizzas. Always crowded.