Visiting Matrimandir

How To Make the Most of Your Visit

Visitors and guests should bear in mind that the Matrimandir is not a ‘tourist’ site; it is a place for individual silent concentration. A place which should be visited in a quiet physical and mental state.

Guidelines for Visiting the Matrimandir

The Visitors Centre is the first entry point for visitors coming to Matrimandir. 

  1. Matrimandir Viewing Point: A free pass to view the Matrimandir and its Gardens, from a vantage point, is available at the Visitors Centre. More information is available at
  2. Matrimandir Inner Chamber: The Inner Chamber is now open to visitors every morning except Tuesday & Sunday. Booking on an individual level is requiredReporting time for all visitors is 8.30 am. We request you to book only if you can reach by or before that time.

Please note that places in the Inner Chamber are limited. Booking requests need to be sent 3 to 7 days in advance to avoid disappointment. Appointments are never given for the same day.

For bookings to the Inner Chamber, please send your Individual request (not group request) along with the following information to 

1. First and Last Name

2. Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy)

3. Permanent Residence (city, state, country) 

4. Aadhar /Passport number

5. Personal Email Id (It will be your login password for the booking link for all future bookings)

Are you Visiting the Inner Chamber for the first time? Yes / No

If YES: Place and duration of your stay

Please note that booking priority for first time visitors to the Inner Chamber will be given to those staying in Auroville. To avail of this, please also send us the confirmation of a booking from an Auroville registered guest house. For more information visit

If No: Please send us your Date of Last Visit to the Inner Chamber (dd/mm/yyyy) for verification.

Please Note:

Based on the guidelines given by the Mother, Group Bookings are not accepted for concentration in the Inner Chamber of Matrimandir. It is a place for individual concentration.

Only children of 10 years and above are allowed into the Matrimandir. 

All accompanying children below that age will be asked to stay back at the Visitors Centre with an adult.  

In case of rainy weather conditions, Matrimandir will be closed and all bookings cancelled.

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Visits to Matrimandir and to its Viewing Point are free of cost. Bookings for passes to Matrimandir and to the Viewing Point must be done in person and cannot be done by agents, guides, tour operators, autorickshaw/taxi drivers etc.

The cooperation of all is solicited to help us maintain the peace and tranquillity around the Matrimandir by leaving their vehicles (private or hired) at the Visitors Centre Parking There is no access permitted by private or hired vehicles to Matrimandir.

General information on the Matrimandir can be obtained every day at the Information Desk at the Visitors Centre, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. This includes an introductory video on the Matrimandir offered in various languages.

To see Matrimandir from the outside

The Matrimandir Viewing Point, south of the Park of Unity, is a raised garden area which offers visitors a beautiful view of the Matrimandir and its surroundings.

Passes for the Matrimandir Viewing Point can be obtained for free at Auroville's Visitors' Centre, after watching a short introductory video on the Matrimandir.

Timing for issuing of Passes at the Visitors' Centre

  • Mon. to Sat., 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9.00 a.m. - 13.00 p.m. only
  • Sunday Afternoons Closed

Way to the Matrimandir Viewing Point: 

A shaded 10-12 minute walk leads from the Visitors' Centre to the Viewing Point. A free electric shuttle service is available for those who may find it difficult to walk the approx. 1 km distance each way. Free bus service is available for the return journey from the Viewing Point to the Visitors Centre for all those who wish to avail of it. If you have some more time available for exploring other aspects of Auroville, on the way back a small diversion is possible through the International Zone, with interesting locations like Savitri Bhavan, Unity Pavilion, Bharat Nivas, Tibetan Pavilion, Inuksuk, and then back to Visitors Centre. (Duration around 2 hours)
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