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Sri Aurobindo Ashram @ Puducherry


Sri Aurobindo Ashram @ Puducherry

Sri Aurobindo Ashram:

This is one of the most important tourist places in Puducherry (Pondicherry). It is a spiritual tourist place located just 200 meters from the seashore. 

Sri Aurbindo an Indian philosopher, settled in Puducherry in 1910 after retiring from political activities. He practiced spirituality and meditation along with his sadhakas (followers).  On 24 Nov 1926, he established this ashram and handed over the responsibilities to his followers to dedicate his time for spiritual work.  

This ashram has visitors from across the globe. It's a very clean and calm place to spend some quality time. This is must visit place in Puducherry. 

Sri Aurobindo Ashram visiting Timing:  07.00 AM to 09:30 AM & 04.30 PM to 06:30 PM 

Best time to visit: All time. During the summer it's very hot.
Entry Fees: No 

Sri Aurobindo Ashram Address:
Puducherry, India

Special occasion:
There is no such special occasion but people visit there every day in large numbers. 

Places to visit in Puducherry:

1. Paradise Beach
2. Seaside Promenade
3. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
4. Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
5. Rock Beach
6. Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

Parking Places: No dedicated parking place for ashram but vehicle can be parked on Roadside. Better to use local autos or taxi to visit different places.

How to reach  Puducherry: 

Indian Rail: Viluppuram is the nearest railway station which is 35 km from Puducherry. It is well connected with Indian major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, etc.
Buses: The nearest bus station is Puducherry. Lots of buses are available from major south Indian cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mysore, etc. 
Airport: The nearest airport is Puducherry which is well connected to major Indian cities.
Private Taxis: The availability of a private taxi or transportation is very good there.

Distance from Major Cities
Chennai:  158 km     
Mahabalipuram: 104 km
Bangalore: 298 km
Thiruvananthapuram: 607 km 
Hyderabad: 780 km

Accommodation in Puducherry: 
In and around the city lots of various range hotels are available on a rental basis. As it is a famous tourist destination various stay options like hotels, lodges, homestay, service apartments,s, etc are available in the different price ranges. 

Food & Restaurant in Puducherry:
Lots of restaurants are available in Puducherry. You can find South Indian and North Indian food at a very reasonable price.   

Few Photos:

Sri Aurobindo Ashram @ Puducherry



Visit Date: 27 Dec 2018