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Auroville, Auroville, India
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All reviews in advance viewing point km walk golden globe free pass visitor center must visit place the banyan tree visit inside meditation session prior permission amazing architecture peaceful place meditation hall long walk two days inner peace
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Reviewed 2 days ago

To see the mandir from inside, you need to make another trip so we could not go in. We had to be content on going to the viewing point and watching from a distance. The entire area is meticulously maintained and the walk to the...More

Thank Sunil B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just outside Pondi you will find this amazing place. Ok so you need to forget the fast pace world outside and give in to the other worldly environment you discover here. The whole place is calm - if a little surreal. The dome is peaceful...More

Thank V2443FIphilm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's simple splendid. Great architecture, beautiful landscape. Though it takes some effort the first time one visits, but it's totally worth it. The second time the effort is lesser

Thank JayashreeMahana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a golden temple inside which there is a meditation hall. We have to take prior permission to meditate inside it. It is a calm and peaceful place.

Thank Ramya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matrimandir is the flagship monument of World Community for human harmony & peace. One can visit the outside premises as a general visitor. Or can visit the interiors for meditation with prior booking.

Thank RahulP1240
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The central Matrimandir, which is not a temple but a place for individual silent concentration / meditation, is set in an area of 62 acres at the centre of the emerging township Auroville, and is seen as "symbol of the Divine's answer to people's aspiration...More

Thank prpal2009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Auroville Visitors Center has a lovely display explaining the underlying ideals behind Auroville and some interesting information about the Matrimandir. After one watches the video about it, they are able to walk through the still-in-progress gardens to see the monument from a great distance....More

Thank PollyGone13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit place in Southern part of India. It is located in Pondicherry or Puducherry. Matrimandir is located inside the Auroville. When we visited Auroville, we feel the Inner Peace.

Thank Selva K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place that defines architecture with the calmness in meditation!!! A well maintained place with sufficient place to sit and relax!!! A long walk is needed before the destination, so be prepared for that!!!

Thank Footprints792944
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Matri Mandir - The temple of the Mother. This is where one gets to practice and learn about Meditation. In order to get an entry one had to pre book a slot at the visitors area either in the morning or afternoon with valid Govt...More

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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
Tridip H
June 1, 2018|
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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
February 8, 2018|
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Response from Sushi D | Reviewed this property |
You have to book your appointment to go inside as you just can’t walk in...any dignitaries visiting anywhere, restrictions will be there for their safety so better to check before you go....