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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Photo of Sadhana Forests To Pondicherry by Sarthak Satapathy

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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Photo of Sadhana Forests To Pondicherry by Sarthak Satapathy

There's this in front of the main hut. Made my day. Every day.

Photo of Sadhana Forests To Pondicherry by Sarthak Satapathy

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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Photo of Sadhana Forests To Pondicherry by Sarthak Satapathy

We head to Pondicherry.

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I head to Chennai, and have awesome Dindigul food. Rahul heads to Hyderabad.

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

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