Auroville, 'the City of Dawn', is a place that anyone with idealistic leanings will find compelling. It's an international community dedicated to peace, sustainability and 'divine consciousness', where people from across the globe, ignoring creed, color and nationality, work together to build a universal, cash-free, nonreligious township. Some 7.5 miles (12km) northwest of Puducherry, Auroville was founded in 1968 by 'the Mother', cofounder of Puducherry's Sri Aurobindo Ashram.


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