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Review of Matrimandir

Matrimandir
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Auroville
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

This place is out of this world and it still hasnt reached it final state.

This big Golden Golf Ball is a place of meditation and if you can go inside but you need to bookm in advance.

A must see.

Thank Adrian T
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Seen only from outside, next time will try to use the concentration center.The walk from the parking lot to the mandir is nice and shady. they have free bus facility back from the center to main gate.

Thank Vel C
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

This place is not for those looking for a joy ride while touring Pondicherry. This place brings to you a unique concept. Matri mandir does not patronise any particular religion and stands for humanity as a religion. It was built by bringing together soil form 108 countries as well as every state from India. Everything here is organic.

Thank Manish178
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Matrimandir at auroville -if you go on Sunday note that the viewing area closes 1:30 so go before then. Also the only way to really view auroville is on motorbike - there is no other way to get around and really check out the little communities of auroville. You are missing a lot of it if you ONLY go to see the Matrimandir. None of the communities in auroville are open on Sunday, which by visiting them you can get a better understanding of what auroville is all about. Basically do NOT go on SUNDAY!

Kofi Bar/cafe is on the road to Auroville and it is delicous. Holy yummy! This was the cutest little coffee shop with delicious food. On our way out of auroville hit this place up to enjoy a delicious refreshing beverage, the vegetable curry and fresh vegetable with home made hummus both to die for. The staff was so nice. Kind of like a laid back hippie young Indian guy. Super nice with fantastic English. Good little backpacker hangout. They have wifi and I saw a sundae he made for someone and it looked insane.

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is an amazing place next to Pondicherry,(a previous French colony with some beautifull colonial houses and also some expats as well as middle class !)it is a haven for peace ,nature trails ,wildlife and no cars ,yes hard for Indians local and for India it is a fresh new start.

Although the locals are not so happy that it comes under Madras state , the Indians have no say in it as it was bought by mother , a French woman,5000 acres of land to explore as well as the globe to worship in peace ;there are also some of the most beautiful beaches which are still unspoiled by the rubbish and clutter so far.

Thank roberti15
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