is also called the city of dawn. This city is still being
built. Work on it started in 1968 under the guidance of Sri
Ma, the companion of Sri Aurobindo, the great spiritual
leader and freedom fighter. The city is a unique venture. It
strives to be a model city where people from all communities
from around the world will forget their differences and live
in harmony as part of the same community. At present the
city spreads over 50 square kilometers and is inhabited by
about 1700 people, though the capacity is of 50000 people. A
circular cover of green surrounds Auroville. The center of
the township is marked by the Matri Mandir (temple of the
Mother). It serves as the spiritual center of the town. The
chief feature of the structure is a 30 meter high
town of Auroville is divided into industrial, residential,
cultural, and international zones. Two areas are marked as
Green area and Peace area. Auroville is one of the
highlights of tourism in Pondicherry.
How to Reach Auroville
By Air: The nearest airport is situated at Chennai,
approximately 135 km Pondicherry city.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is at
Pondicherry, well connected with Chennai.
By Road: The nearest road link is Pondicherry, which
is well linked with most of South India.