Banks and ATMs in the Auroville Area
If you run out of funds, don’t worry there are regular banks around Auroville to serve your needs.
In addition to Auroville’s own Financial Service with its two branches, where many services including foreign currency exchange and cashing cheques are available, there are two commercial banks within the Auroville area.
A branch of the SBI (State Bank of India) is located on Kuilapalayam main street. Open Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm and Sat 9 am-12 pm (second and fourth Saturdays closed) for all normal bank transactions and services including foreign exchange. Downstairs from the bank, there is an ATM facility accepting SBI and HDFC cards.
Ph. 0413-2622137 or 2622929
Located 30 metres away from SBI in Kuilapalayam, the ICICI branch is open Mon-Fri 9am-3pm and Sat 9am-2pm for all normal bank transactions. There is an ATM facility on site.
For more info, Ph. 0413-2623127/8939861431
HDFC (opp. AV Bakery, Kuilapalayam)
Citibank (opp. Purple Hotel)
Visitors CentreYour Discovery of Auroville Begins HereThe Auroville Visitors Centre is a place where day visitors and guests can begin to discover and learn about Auroville, its ideals, history and present-day manifestation. The VC encompasses a complex of buildings that include exhibition spaces, information and guest reception, boutiques for Auroville products and handicrafts, a bookshop, cafes and a food court.
Guest HousesAuroville Guest Accomodation Service
The main guest season in Auroville is from December to March, when the climate is cool and pleasant. A second, shorter season, runs from July to September. Anyone wishing to stay in a guest house during these periods is advised to book well in advance.