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Address: Auroville, Auroville, India
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09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 16:30
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Unique & serene .. not a typical sight-seeing thing .. but worth a visit

We visited Auroville (Matrimandir from outside) one of the days & then took our tickets for the day after. So few imp things - 1. You need to go in person to get your ticket if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Auroville (Matrimandir from outside) one of the days & then took our tickets for the day after. So few imp things - 1. You need to go in person to get your ticket if its your first visit. 2. Ticket (free of cost) is generally issued for next day or day after. 3. Kids below 10 not allowed.... More 

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Ibiza, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very expesnive and not spiritutal at all i thought aurobindo was a freedom fighter seesm al the loaclas are starving everything is syuper ex'ensive they say they have organic food but its all gmo food nothing organi and super expnsive only for the ricvh like the mother with her 10 serfants really a spiritual joke and not lovely at all... More 

Thank JPGoedvolk
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Matrimandir in Auroville is the ultimate place to visit when you are in search of peace and tranquillity! The place is very calm and quiet. In order to get inside the Matrimandir, you need to book slot in advance and go inside for meditation. If you do not have any reservation, then you will be allowed to visit the place... More 

Thank Arkoz2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not sure what to make of the whole experience. The people of Auroville have created an incredible building, both in terms of architecture and construction quality. They have added a whole mystical like procedure to getting inside, from the difficulty of access to the taking off shoes to walk on the pristine white carpet and the demand for absolute silence... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay so Aurovillians are really uptight. No bags, valuables etc and strictly no talking in the beautiful gardens. Personally I get the feeling that they don't want to share Matrimandir with non-Aurovillians. Nonetheless it pays off to go through the whole process of registering a day or two in advance because the architecture of the Matrimandir is truly amazing. The... More 

Thank M P
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Location and View of Matrimandir from Outside. Big green trees and nice walking stretch from the Visitor Center. They have shuttle service to and fro free of cost as well from the Visitor Center. If you want to meditate Inside the Matrimandir, book in advance. We spent only 3 Hours so we had only the Glimpse of Auroville but... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Matri mandir is situated in the Auroville,to be able to go to the mandir and meditate,you to get the pass which takes two days to get it,only then you can enter the mandir. We could not get the pass hence just walked around the place,sae the awesome stucture from far.The ambience and the landscaping is marvellous

Thank Seema519
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique architecture and an amazing structure in the middle of a international intentional community. The inner chamber is something to be seen at least once in a lifetime.

Thank Filipe A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit to matramandir started with a short documentary which explained about matramandir and how it started as well as reasoning behind the architecture. Model of Matramadir together with various art was displayed in another room. 2 km return walk was equally rewarding with viewing of the Dome and garden. Worth the visit with no entry fee.

Thank Doreen M
Pune, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not that much satisfied. We have to see this temple from almost 200 meter distance and only one side. Place is filled with natural beauty but still only to see outside of temple is not worthy. Good for time pass only.

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