"Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women from all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realise Human Unity."
At the centre of Auroville stands the Matrimandir, the cohesive force of Auroville.
To see Matrimandir and its gardens from the Viewing Point, you need to pick up a free pass from the Information Desk at Visitors Centre
For concentration in the Matrimandir Inner Chamber please refer to the Matrimandir website https://auroville.org/page/visiting-the-matrimandir at least 3 days prior to your visit.
These exhibitions were created so that you can get to know about
The Spirit of Auroville
Sri Aurobindo, the Mother and the Advent of a New World
Auroville‘s best practices
Auroville‘s outreach work
Several boutiques showcase Auroville’s handicrafts, ecological products and unique creations.
The Auroville Papers Bookshop offers a selection of Sri Aurobindo and Mother’s books in several languages, Auroville‘s own publications including children’s books as well as a wide variety of titles.
Refresh and nourish yourself at our restaurant offering multicuisine based on Auroville’s organic food products.
Visit our open air food court for organic coffees, cakes and bites, Auroville ice creams, tea shop and more...
Respect for the environment
In Auroville, we make every effort to respect the environment we live in by reducing the use of one time plastic and using bio degradable products. During your visit to Auroville, we would like to remind you to bring your own water bottles, which can be refilled on the spot with our dynamised water. The Visitor Centre provides you with picnic spaces. Please bring your own reusable containers rather than plastic bags which fill our bins unecessarily. As we also follow the government's sanitary procedures with social distancing and wearing of masks, we strongly recommend that you use washable masks. Please help us reduce our carbon footprint!
What else can you see
Auroville is a green city committed to minimise traffic and pollution. Non residents vehicles are not allowed inside Auroville. From the Visitors Centre there are a number of places of interest which you can visit on foot or by cycle. Cycle Rental and Cycle Maps are available on site.
Other places of interest
Some places of interest inside the city are open to receive visitors for workshops and research by prior arrangement only and need to be contacted directly. Please see the Auroville website. If you wish to stay in an Auroville guest house please visit https://guesthouses.auroville.org
Prepay Parking now!
Prepay your vehicle parking to avoid queue at the entry to Visitors Centre Parking. Sunday afternoons - Matrimandir Viewing Point - open only until 1.00pm- Visitors Centre open till 6.00pm Bookings/payments made for later than 1.00pm Sunday valid for entry to Visitors Centre only