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Matrimandir

Auroville, Auroville, India
201-420-7423
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“golden globe” (39 reviews)
“free pass” (24 reviews)
“visitor center” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Auroville, Auroville, India
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201-420-7423
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"golden globe"
in 39 reviews
"free pass"
in 24 reviews
"visitor center"
in 29 reviews
"prior appointment"
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"viewing point"
in 57 reviews
"advance booking"
in 19 reviews
"visit inside"
in 14 reviews
"km walk"
in 20 reviews
"crystal ball"
in 10 reviews
"information centre"
in 12 reviews
"visit auroville"
in 17 reviews
"inner peace"
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"the banyan tree"
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"meditation hall"
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"amazing architecture"
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"peaceful place"
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"unique experience"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Matrimandir is the main attraction of Auroville. It is the meditation center, entry to which has to be done 2-4 days in advance and in person. One can visit the view point on any day after taking free passes from the Auroville Information Center....More

Thank Memoirs-Sachin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place turned out to be a disappointment. Mainly because the expectation was that we could go inside. After a long walk in the hot sun we could glimpse the monument from far. We just saw a beautiful globe in the end. The place is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to visit in pondicherry to know about the history and complete story of Auroville. Although, the walk from the visitors center to the Matrimandir is a long one and took us around 20 minutes.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a visitor you are allowed to see places but not allowed to go inside. you need to prebook for stay.

Thank HitSGod
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s about a 35-40 minute ride from Pondicherry. We could not get a pass to go in because you have to come 2 days in advance to get it (can’t do it over the phone or online) and kids under 10 can’t enter (have a...More

Thank Paantha
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The big highlight of visiting Auroville is to be able to get into the Matrimandir and one need to physically go and register for that onsite. Most of the time reservation can only be made a couple of days out so if your just passing...More

Thank Agnes C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit in Pondicherry. The mandir is also named as Golden Globe. Amazing architecture and a pleasure to both eyes and mind. Place for culmination of concentration. Remains closed on tuesdays for inside entry. One day Advance Pass is required to visit inside the...More

Thank avijitbandyo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see Matrimandir from outside. Not great as such. may be inside the mandir would be great. Nothing special about the outside view

Thank Arun2002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly a place to b in Spell bound by it U have to get pass to visit it Get a pass prior Beautiful experience

Thank vkjain60
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Auroville, founded by the Mother with vision of being a Universal Town, this settlement boasts of people from various countries living and working togather. The Matri Mandir is a huge dome with 12 chambers where we can meditate with prior booking. The nearly 1 km...More

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Rohit Sharan K
8 February 2018|
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Response from Sushi D | Reviewed this property |
You have to book your appointment to go inside as you just can’t walk in...any dignitaries visiting anywhere, restrictions will be there for their safety so better to check before you go....
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Rohit Sharan K
8 February 2018|
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Response from Anurag B | Reviewed this property |
It’s open for everybody but entry into the Globe requires prior permission. However, when traveling with a large group it is always advisable to inform the authorities concerned before hand. Like you mentioned in your second... More
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Vishal S
18 January 2018|
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Response from iiNutCrackerii | Reviewed this property |
You can visit Auroville. But you need special permission to enter matri mandir. Though you can book 24 hours prior to your visit but the wait period is usually a week.
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