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Soulful Serenity In Aurovillage, Pondicherry

Pondicherry's Whispering Winds

Known as the “French Capital of India,” the small former trading French trading enclave of Pondicherry is located on the southwestern coast of India.

Facing the vast blue Indian Ocean, Pondicherry (also known as Puducherry) is famous for its gorgeous golden-sand beaches, world-class retreats and hotels, lip-smacking Indo-French fusion cuisine, churches, temples, and laidback tropical beach vibes.

But one of the most important that draws tens of thousands of international visitors and tourists to this part of India is the tiny experimental spirituality-inspired town of Auroville.

Located some 6 miles outside of the city center of Pondicherry, on the border with the state of Tamil Nadu, Auroville is a homage to the great Indian spiritual guru and sage Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950).

 Our private and exclusive “Soulful Serenity in Aurovillage” Tour takes you to the serene world of the Aurovillage.

It is a cultural, educational and spiritual tour where you learn first-hand about the vision that inspired the concept of this unique establishment. You will also get to interact with and learn from those who have found a spiritual refuge in Auroville.

Highlights of the Tour

  • A first-hand insightful tour of the Auroville.
  • Exclusive insights into spiritual philosophy and ideology behind the idea of this unique contemporary Spiritual Commune.
  • You will partake in the everyday activities at the village: textile studio, music studio, bamboo farming, women’s cooperative, etc.
  • A thorough introduction to the life, story and teachings of Sri Aurobindo.
  • An introduction to the teachings and legacy of Mirra Alfassa and Roger Anger.
  • Shop for Auroville products and souvenirs at the Auroville Visitors Center.

What’s Included

  • Cost of Guide
  • bottled water and snacks
  • on-site lunch
  • Parking and toll
  • Interactions

Conceived and built by Mirra Alfassa (popularly known to the disciples as the “mother” and Roger Anger), the town of Auroville is an embodiment of the spiritual vision of the great saint.

A place that spreads love, joy, and acceptance. Open to men and women of all colors, ages, religious and ethnic backgrounds, Auroville is currently home to people from some 50 nationalities from all over the globe.

Auroville is a unique contemporary take on the traditional Hindu concept of Ashram (spiritual commune).

A native of Calcutta, West Bengal, Aurobindo Ghose (Sri Aurobindo) settled down in this part of south India in 1910 and preached his teaching until his death.

Our well-informed guide will shed more light on the unique life and struggle of Sri Aurobindo. A multi-dimensional personality, Sri was a journalist, an editor, an Indian nationalist, an independence activist, a poet and a philosopher before he devoted himself to a life of spirituality and deep thought.

Furthermore, you will about everyday life at Auroville. You will visit the textile design studio, the music studio, the on-site bamboo research institute, the women’s cooperative, and other unique establishments that are located within the premises.

You’ll top off your tour with a healthy organic lunch at the on-site restaurant.

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