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Address: Rue de la Marine, India
Phone Number: 04132233649
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Private Tour: Pondicherry Day Trip from Chennai

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Calm and peaceful, tho in the heart of the town and with lots of people around it

I had heard a lot about Sri Aurobindo and read a few quoted by him over the years so we definitely wanted to visit the Ashram while in Pondicherry. The Ashram consists of Sri... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

That's what they told me. Shush! to a world of silence. I felt as if I stepped into another, intriguing world when I got in. There was this absolute silence obseved by all guests visiting that left me in awe. Not what a city bred is used to, especially on a place that's marked on a tourist map. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very pious place for those who seek spiritual happiness. Very famous for experiencing a calm, serene atmosphere ideal for meditating & praying. This place has a really positive vibe and you can surely experience it when you meditate seated around the resting place of the Mother & Sri Aurbindo. Has a lovely library that sells books, calendars, photos, memorabilia etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

As you walk into the Ashram, you fall into silence deep inside your own self. You forget the surroundings and the varied potted floral plants welcome you with a warm smile. You move slowly towards the Mother's samadhi which is beautifully decorated everyday. As you lay your head on the Samadhi .. you can feel your inner voice talking to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Ashram is kept clean and everyone is expected to maintain silence. Must visit place in pondy for its peace and tranquility

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It is a great place and a must visit if you are in Pondicherry. The atmosphere is very serene and spiritual. Sri Aurobindo's samadhi place is always going to be an inspiration. The place is just too good and also historic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I had heard a lot about Sri Aurobindo and read a few quoted by him over the years so we definitely wanted to visit the Ashram while in Pondicherry. The Ashram consists of Sri Aurobindo’s Samadhi and it also has the Publication house with books on Aurobindo’s teachings, as well as teachings of The Mother in many languages. The Samadhi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

there are very few places where you will find yourself sitting among dozens of people, yet there will be almost-pin drop silence. this is one such place. the resting place of aurobindo is a melting pot of faith, where people of all backgrounds and countries come just to meditate and find some solitude. i enjoyed my half hour of sitting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The atmosphere at the ashram is very calm and peaceful. You must try the food at their solar kitchen. I can never forget it. You must also visit those small stores which sell a variety of products from candles, incense stick, soaps,bookmarks,coasters etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The most Inspiring place in mid of the crowded city like Pondicherry. Its mostly silent and people here talk in very low voice. There is also prayer and shops inside the ashram. Its most beautiful to make ur mind calm and relaxed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The ashram is good and you can find many books in it. You are not allowed to speak much there and one has to keep silent. You can meditate for some time in the ashram .

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Additional Information about Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Address: Rue de la Marine, India
Phone Number: 04132233649
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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