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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...and visiting closed at 16:00 and all was closed 18:00. You walk very very long so br prepared. There are some small signs etc during the path to the temple but not much to seez

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LarsBeck
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Calm, beautiful and peaceful. It's a must-see place for visitors to Auroville. Meditation inside the inner chamber of Matrimandir is mandatory. Shopping and eating at the visitors centre is also important.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gargifootloose
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

I couldn’t believe what my eyes seen inside of this place . I’m really happy nobody can take photos because it just make you enjoy the present moment inside of the wonderful place . I never experience so much silence in one place not even...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank BarbaraC6257
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

It was a great and unforgettable experience to visit this place. Away from pollution and noices. Every time you visit here you find some great calmness in the mind. Wish I had meditated inside the Matri Mandir. Unfortunately we couldn't get the stay and we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LostMySelfTraveling
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Thank you all that made Matrimandir a reality from Mothers vision. So much work.. such a beautiful result! Such a profound experience to be inside.It gave me so much! Sincerely Staffan

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Staffan K
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

Located in the middle of Auroville, a universal township visualised as a gateway to higher spiritual evolution, a realisable dream of Integral Yoga propounded by Sri Aurobindo, and mystically brought to light by Mother, ( originally Mirra Alfassa) a lifelong companion of Sri Aurobindo, the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MadanGopalM
Reviewed April 3, 2019

Matrimandir is the one of the main tourist attractions of Pondicherry and brings a lot of foreign and domestic tourist here. The golden dome, which is the main meditation spot is the most photographed monument of Pondicherry. But sadly it is not worth the visit....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank shuvozworld
Reviewed March 25, 2019

We enjoyed very much the view of the building from the viewpoint. However, it was impossible to visit the place and see the building from inside, as you have to set up a meeting a long time before you travel This was a real disappointment

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Boaz W
Reviewed March 24, 2019

i could not get the entry inside the matrimandir. advance booking is to be made which is about 2-3 days. booking is to be made in person. I think it will all be booked by tour operators only.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank aloksaraswat
Reviewed March 21, 2019

Matrimandir is THE place in Auroville town. Visitors go to this town only to see this place. One can learn here to concentrate silently. Free pass is issued by their visitor center but the waiting is there. In all probability you can get a chance...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Puneet J
February 16, 2019|
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Response from KamalKiMasti | Reviewed this property |
I think for that you need to check with their call center
Kausik B
October 12, 2018|
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Response from yvj123 | Reviewed this property |
The discs are as mentioned made of steel and then covered in gold leaves 1000 gold leaves weigh about 28 grams. The discs are protected from the sea salts by covering them in special plastic. It is said about 20 kg gold is... More
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Response from abhik_fe | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can visit first matrimandir this is little far from the city but as you haven't mentioned whether you will hire car or not. I suggest you to hire a car and it will take at least couple of hours to check through the... More