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Address: Auroville, Auroville, India
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201-420-7423
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Pondycheery trip

Awesome time spent in matrimandir. ...awesome place ...peace of mind ....never miss ...matrimandir. ..and for sure will visit again

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bhumik P
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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for meditation, inside hall looks like a spaceship from movies. Advance booking is required.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A place of meditation self assessment and prayer a must visit at auroville while in Pondicherry India. One must first visit the visitors centre in auroville and watch a short film about the history and significance of the place , after which the next day you would be eligible to visit the matrimandir. It's a marvel of engineering with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Beautiful surroundings and amazing architecture where it's really easy to find the peace within. Great places to eat and a overall interesting place to visit - out of this world!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Matrimandir viewing point is useless.. You see a giant golden globe in midst of nothing.. you have to walk 2 km just to see it .. Nothing interesting here ..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome time spent in matrimandir. ...awesome place ...peace of mind ....never miss ...matrimandir. ..and for sure will visit again

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great architecture, built with precision. This is the place where you can find your inner self. its a place where you can meditate.

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, it requires 2000 rupees to go there from Pondicherry. After spending 2 hrs and 2 km walk, all you see is a golden dome from 500 m away. For going inside, you have to come next day. Also, no online appointments available. People there treat as if they are superior than you. This place is a completely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very peaceful and calm place. Perfect for those who wants to do meditation and yoga. The canteen inside serves homemade light tasty food. But they are little expensive.

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Auroville, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place can not be compared with anyone on earth. The outer and inner reality of it reflects the inner and outer reality of oneself. This place is charged with a kind of special energy which help a person to find and be in touch with his/her purpose on earth.

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Bellingen, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although quite a bit of effort needs to go into visiting the inside of the Matrimandir please take the time to do so as it will be THE experience of India! The first time you visit you need to visit Auroville information centre the day before you want to visit the Matrimandir and they will issue you with the ticket.... More 

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