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Pondycherry is one of the scattered parts of the erstwhile French colony. The other three being Mahe wedged in Kerala coast, Yanam in Andhra Pradesh and Karaikal in Tamil Nadu. Pondycherry retains more of French culture than other two. It is also the Headquarters of the administration of Pondicherry.
 
     
 
Place To See
 
 
Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, Matri Mandir.
 
 
Things to do
 
 
Meditation, Traditional learning, Enjoy Vestiges of French culture, Heritage sightseeing.
 
 
How to reach
 
 
By rail or road.
 
     
     
 
DESTINATIONS
 
     
 
  Aurobindo Ashram   Pondicherry Museum   Auroville  
             
      Matri Mandir      
             
     
     
 
Aurobindo Ashram
 
 
Destination Aurobindo Ashram
Location Pondycherry
State Pondicherry(UT)
Destination type Meditation
Activities Pilgrimage/Place of worship,Yoga and Meditation
Founded by Sri Aurobindo, a well known philosopher and saint, in 1926, this ashram is one of the most popular with westerners, and its spiritual tenets represent a synthesis of yoga and modern science. The ashram has a flower festooned samadhi (a tomb that is venerated as a shrine) of Sri Aurobindo and 'The Mother', a French devotee to whom the spiritual authority was passed on after the death of Sri Aurobindo.
 
 
 
 
     
 
Pondicherry Museum
 
 
Destination Pondicherry Museum
Location Pondycherry
State Pondicherry(UT)
Destination type Museum
Activities Art Gallery
It has a collection including everything from Pallava sculptures to a bed slept in by a peripatetic Dupleix, the colony's most famous governor
 
 
 
 
     
 
Auroville
 
 
Destination Auroville
Location Pondycherry
State Pondicherry(UT)
Destination type Meditation
Activities Yoga and Meditation
Located just over the border from Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu is the community whose international residents aim to develop a harmonious environment through the implementation of socially useful projects. It is the brainchild of 'The Mother'. Auroville has nearly 80 settlements spread over 20km and about 1200 residents, two-thirds of whom are foreigners.
 
 
 
 
     
 
Matri Mandir
 
 
Destination Matri Mandir
Location Pondycherry
State Pondicherry(UT)
Destination type Meditation
Activities Pilgrimage/Place of worship,Yoga and Meditation
It was designed to be the spiritual center of Auroville. It has a meditation chamber lined with white marble and houses a solid crystal, reputedly the largest in the world and manufactured by the Zeiss.