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Auroville, Auroville, India
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“matri mandir” (59 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A hot summer afternoon and a solo trip to Auroville to visit Matrimaindir, the friendship temple. Long trek to a deep wooded place, and a look at the marvelous globe. It's a quiet place...gives a strange sense of calmness.

Thank Akhil B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Matrimandir several times, including concentration inside the space. It may feel a little sic-fi, but is the one man made place on the planet where you do find peace. They are very helpful, and make sure you are comfortable, and...More

Thank Pranav N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit is really for people who understand fully this type of life. Only the outside of Matrimandir can be seen (you can go Inside only on special days, not every day). Of course the site that you can see if beautiful but in fact...More

Thank YinYang01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the visitors centre the day before our planned trip to book ourselves onto a tour into the Matrimandir the following morning. It is very important that you look at timings and book yourself in the previous day as slots are limited! The tour...More

Thank Abe702
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We could see the place from the outside only.. It was huge and bright golden.. I wish i could see from inside as well it was closed for maintenance.. Suggested to check before you visit..

Thank Punambience
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Matrimandir structure is amazing. We had no time to go inside although there is provision to go inside Matrimandir and for that we had to intimate one day in advance,which we didn't. After reaching by a autoriksaw from Pondicherry,before proceeding to see Matrimandir from outside...More

1  Thank Gautam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

no outside cars allowed - authority runs a shuttle for elder/kids which takes visitors 1 km uphill, but the service is grossly mismanaged & staffs of matri mandir are not visitor friendly at all. I'd a tremendous challenge with my small kids while returning back...More

Thank bom_kali
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love meditation, travel, serenity etc. visit this place. Else just pay a visit once. Rather spending time in Pondi city better to spend near Auroville

Thank AbiMPulikeezh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the structure is an engineering marvel, one gets aww struck by looking at it. it is surrounded by a huge garden.although i could not enter it as it requires prior booking. but a must visit for a avid meditator.

Thank Sumer J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Matrimandir in Auroville is worth a visit. Although we could not enter the premises of the temple for the meditation session as it requires prior booking, the mere view of the piece of art from the outside is breathtaking. You need to walk a km...More

Thank foodie2602
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13 February 2017|
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Response from YogiFeet | Reviewed this property |
From my recollection the outside is gold (perhaps plated because its SO huge!) but the inside has no tables, chairs,or anything of that sort. You cannot touch anything, and must observe silence the entire time. Its all white... More
8 December 2016|
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Response from sidney c | Reviewed this property |
There is no online pass. But it is quite simple. One has to go there and watch a 10 minute briefing video after which the pass is issued free of charge.
17 December 2015|
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Response from bumshiva | Reviewed this property |
Complete and full info about visiting the Matrimandir in the Auroville website at : contents/252