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Auroville Visitors Centre

Direct information:
TF:4132622239
email: avinfoservice@auroville.org.in

 

 

Please note

Access to Auroville and Matrimandir is free of charge.

Auroville tries to be an eco-friendly zone. Kindly respect these simple rules:
drive slowly, drive friendly.

 

If you are planning to visit Auroville in a group from your school/ college or university, you must first establish contact with Aurovilians in your field of interest so you will not be disappointed, as professionals in Auroville tend to be very busy. Email contacts are available on the web.

Similarly, if you wish to stay overnight in Auroville with your group, kindly enquire with avguests@auroville.org.in to find out whether accomodation is available for your target dates
.
Please note that
Auroville discourages
motorised transport

within the township and that buses will be refused entry unless prior arrangements have been approved.


Students can rent bicycles at the Visitors' Centre. There again, prior booking will be a must in ensuring your visit is a success.

Main hall. Photo by Giorgio

 

 

 

photo by giorgio

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photo by Giorgio

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Some of the information books, CDs, DVDs and videos on Auroville and related topics,
can be ordered online from:
the Auroville Bookshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian translation

 

Visitors centre, new building. Photo by Giorgio

The Auroville Visitors Centre (VC) is a complex of buildings specially designed to answer to the needs of casual day visitors and more interested guests alike.
The Centre is located in Auroville's International Zone, and is open for visitors from 9 am to 5.30 pm.

 

Facilities:

 

  • Information service, from where information is provided
    regarding Auroville in general, Matrimandir, guesthouse facilities, various programmes for guests.
    A great variety of brochures and leaflets in different languages on the various aspects of Auroville is provided here, and Auroville Entry passes are distributed from here as well.
    The Info Service is open from 9am - 1pm & 2 - 5.30pm every weekday, and from 10 - 12am & 2 - 5.30pm on Sundays.
    Main Hall. Photo by Giorgio

  • Photo exhibition on Auroville showing the different aspects of the community and its work (same timings as above).
    Video room. Photo by Giorgio

  • Video shows on Auroville at 10.30 & 11.30am and at 2.30, 3 & 3.30pm.

  • Boutique d'Auroville, AV's handicrafts sales centre open 9 - 1pm and 2 - 5.30pm every day except Sunday.

  • Seagull Bookshop, open 10 - 1pm and 2 - 5.30pm (closed on Sundays)

  • Info Café, open for food and refreshments from 8.30am - 9.30pm every day (Sunday evening closing time: 6pm)

  • Temporary exhibition, presently on 'The Genius of India' (same timings as the bookshop)

  • Shaded picnic area cum kiosk, selling small handicrafts items and refreshments, open everyday 9am to 5.30pm including Sundays.

Please note

Access to Auroville and Matrimandir is free of charge.

Auroville tries to be an eco-friendly zone. Kindly respect these simple rules: drive slowly, drive friendly.

 

If you are planning to visit Auroville in a group from your school/ college or university, you must first establish contact with Aurovilians in your field of interest so you will not be disappointed, as professionals in Auroville tend to be very busy. Email contacts are available on the web.
Similarly, if you wish to stay overnight in Auroville with your group, kindly enquire with avguests@auroville.org.in to find out whether accomodation is available for your target dates.
Please note that Auroville discourages motorised transport within the township and that buses will be refused entry unless prior arrangements have been approved. Students can rent bicycles at the Visitors' Centre. There again, prior booking will be a must in ensuring your visit is a success.


 

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