To some, the large, golden, almost spherical Matrimandir (Auroville's focal point), set amid red (cement) lotus petals and surrounded by pristine green parkland, evokes divine consciousness. To others, it looks like…
This branch of Puducherry's much-loved Kalki brand sells gorgeous, kaleidoscopic clothing, along with oils, incense, soaps, jewellery and handmade paper products, most of which are made at Auroville.
Open to all, the visitor centre's main cafe serves good Indian and Continental food, including wood-oven pizzas.
An open-air cafe featuring delicious pastries, sandwiches and other quick bites, along with top-notch coffee.