Sri Aurobindo Ashram
#5 of 29 Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Distance (From Pondicherry Bus Station): 3 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: 200m From Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 3 km from Pondicherry Bus Station, Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a famous spiritual community (ashram) located in Pondicherry. Founded by Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa (The Mother) in 1926, it is one of the major highlights of Pondicherry and is visited by thousands of people from all over the world. The ashram is also the place of Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
The Aurobindo Ashram is one of the most visited tourism sites in Pondicherry. This ashram comprises several buildings and there are around 1,200 members along with 400 students living in this center.
The serene Aurobindo Ashram comes alive during the festivals. Thousands of tourists, followers and visitors come here. Despite the large crowd the members maintain discipline within the complex, restoring its peaceful environment. The ideals of the ashrams are based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and Mira Alfassa. The ashram contains a library, printing press, playground, art gallery, a dispensary/nursing home, dairy, farms and guest houses.
Children below 3 years are not allowed. Prior permission required for Photography.
Timings: 8 AM - 12 PM and 2 PM - 6 PM.