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Auroville (City of Dawn) is an "experimental" township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Pondicherry in South India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (also known as "The Mother") and designed by architect Roger Anger. As stated in Alfassa's first public message about the township, "Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity."
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  • A 500 acre, pure & peaceful place.. visitors center & video tour of the place is must before beginning the tour of the place.. you can use the free bicycle to pedal up in the place or take the shuttle...  more »
  • Auroville or the 'City of Dawn' - was conceived as a place of research into the ideal of human unity by the 'Mother' , the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo. The idea is to build a futuristic ci...  more »
  • Initially I was very excited to visit the Auroville as all the websites suggested to visit this place once you are in Pondy. But after a 12 kms. drive and 2/3 kms walk after reaching the destination, ...  more »
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