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Matrimandir

Auroville, Auroville, India
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Auroville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
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Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It was interesting to visit this unique experiment to find spirituality in India. Be prepare to walk quite a bit to the Matrimandir. At least a 30 min walk and if the sun is out could get a bit hot be prepared. There is a small vehicle that plies back and forth at intervals - free - you might want... More

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is quite a international place with people from many parts of world coexisting . Although you are not allowed inside matrimandir unless you book your slot in advance. There is a video session in visitors area to know more about this place and it is advisable to stay there at least 3-4 days it will be worth spending your... More

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Pune, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Well...If you are travelling as tourist and its just another destination to view, then you can either skip or can go with visiting info. This is not open for all, you cant visit like any other destination. You have to take some pass to see from some distance. and some other pass to go inside. This is done purposely to... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

One had to reach Auroville through a 8 KM diversion after reaching Pondicherry near Bommayapalayam. There are enough direction boards for anyone to reach Auroville. There is partially shaded parking at Auroville. It takes around 20 minutes by walk from the parking area to the Matri Mandir. The view of Matri Mandir can be seen only during timings : Mon... More

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Calicut
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Auroville situated some 15 odd kilometers from Pondicherry is a must place to visit and experience the dream of Mirra Alfassa known as The Mother who built this temple for inner peace and spiritual realization.

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Bangalore, India
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A good place for a visit to see the heliostat directed ray passing through the famous round structure and the work of volunteers at the ashram. The only flip side is the whole process of getting passes and management of visitors is slow and archaic. The matri mandir team needs to make the process more efficient.

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hyderabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Dont go for a blink and you miss kind of a tour.Take your time. Do watch the video that shows the interiors of the matrimandir and the construction of it. If possible take a walk to the matrimandir to see the 12 flowers that the mother designated for the 12 qualities ( I have given some pics). Dont miss the... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The first necessity is the inner discovery by which one learns who one really is behind the social, moral, cultural, racial and hereditary appearances. At our inmost center there is a free being, wide and knowing, who awaits our discovery and who ought to become the acting center of our being and our life in Auroville. you can feel that... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

On our trip to Auroville no one seemed to know quite where the turn was, the way was not marked and since there are several homes, farms and bnb’s connected to Auroville there was some confusion regarding exactly where the *ville* was, which I now think of basically as a sort of Welcome Center. I do love the concept though... More

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Pondicherry, India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Though it is a bit of a process to get inside, it is worth the while. Entrance token will be given at the visitor centre of Auroville, which also has loads of great background info on Auroville, food, excellent coffee (Dreamers cafe) book shops and souvenirs. This place is out of this world. Not the outside, not gardens (all of... More

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