Visiting the 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.

The Auroville Visitors Centre has reopened to the public.

It will be possible for day visitors to visit the Matrimandir Viewing Point to see the Matrimandir from outside.

Kindly book your arrival time slot on since entries per hour will be limited to avoid overcrowding.

Regarding Booking For Meditation

Now, Matrimandir Inner Chamber is open to visitors on Saturday morning. Please send your request to at least 3 days prior to your visit.
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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: 

  • Passes Issued: 
  • 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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