We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Matrimandir

Auroville, Auroville, India
201-420-7423
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
In high demand - travellers recommend booking ahead!
More Info
US$29.50*
and up
Private Full-Day Tour of Pondicherry and Auroville
More Info
US$49.00*
and up
Private Full-Day Tour of Auroville and Pondicherry from Chennai
More Info
US$54.66*
and up
Private Tour: Pondicherry Day Trip from Chennai
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“golden globe” (39 reviews)
“free pass” (24 reviews)
“visitor center” (29 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION
Auroville, Auroville, India
CONTACT
Website
201-420-7423
Ways to Experience Matrimandir
from US$29.50
More Info
from US$49.00
More Info
from US$54.66
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (1,060)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"golden globe"
in 39 reviews
"free pass"
in 24 reviews
"visitor center"
in 29 reviews
"prior appointment"
in 15 reviews
"advance booking"
in 19 reviews
"visit inside"
in 14 reviews
"km walk"
in 20 reviews
"crystal ball"
in 10 reviews
"viewing point"
in 58 reviews
"information centre"
in 12 reviews
"visit auroville"
in 18 reviews
"inner peace"
in 12 reviews
"the banyan tree"
in 20 reviews
"meditation hall"
in 26 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 10 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 27 reviews
"visit this place"
in 29 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 919 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If in Pondicherry this place is a must visit. The golden globe has its own energy and you need to book in advance to visit this place for inside. There are many other places to visit too.

Thank Yogitauchil
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Foreigners den to exploit India's wealth. Only people of that clan can have access. Waste of time and money.

Thank Debashish B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is a beautiful place to watch out for !! There are various kind of activities taking place there which are very amazing !!

Thank Madhuram D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed to walk extensively by the lush green lawns to just see the golden globe from outside. The entry is not for all and restrictions are there. Not so spiritual as expected and not worthy for the efforts.

Thank chitharanjanl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was supposed to be the "Soul" of the city.. sadly, the original design of the Mother was distorted and the agents (who were not spiritual in outlook) made significant changes to the design of the inner chamber. That is why access is strictly controlled!...More

Thank zafarsatyavan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had to walk for very long to reach the matri mandir in auroville.. it was a very hot day and we were really exhausted... they didnt even aloow us to enter the mandir... but it looked beautiful from outside...i loved it...

Thank ankurkandoi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Went in to the centre chamber and wow it was absolutely amazing. Would highly recommend the trip around it!

Thank Sissybarlam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Most visitors go to Auroville and see the Matrimandir. But that is not what is meant for. If you really want to experience the Matrimandir, you have to visit the Inner chamber - meditation hall. Visit to the meditation hall is only with passes which...More

1  Thank Heena_Wanderlust
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 May 2018

It is a beautiful place, planned by Sri Aurobindo and MOTHER. Started in 1968, Mother offer this to whole world, all people can come and settle here. Ready in 2008. Inside meditation is really a great spirituality.

Thank PSChanda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The Matrimandir took almost 37 years to build- foundation stone laid on 1971 and construction completed by 2008. To see Matrimandir from the outside: Free Entry passes for the Matrimandir Viewing Point can be obtained at Auroville's Visitors' Centre. Timing for issuing of Passes at...More

2  Thank Haridhan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Auroville Hotels
OYO 8928 Home Stay Les Boganveillea
2 reviews
1.95 km away
Grand Serenaa Hotel & Resort
187 reviews
2.56 km away
Spa Equilibre
1 review
2.86 km away
The Oasis
6 reviews
3.41 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Naturellement Garden Cafe
90 reviews
1.56 km away
Dreamer's Cafe- Visitors Center
85 reviews
.04 km away
Well Cafe
56 reviews
1.61 km away
Right Path Cafe
31 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Auroville
139 reviews
3.23 km away
Sadhana Forest
17 reviews
3.64 km away
Auroville Visitors Center
42 reviews
.09 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tridip H
2 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from abhik_fe | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can visit first matrimandir this is little far from the city but as you haven't mentioned whether you will hire car or not. I suggest you to hire a car and it will take at least couple of hours to check through the... More
1
Vote
Rohit Sharan K
8 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Sushi D | Reviewed this property |
You have to book your appointment to go inside as you just can’t walk in...any dignitaries visiting anywhere, restrictions will be there for their safety so better to check before you go....
0
Votes
Rohit Sharan K
8 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Anurag B | Reviewed this property |
It’s open for everybody but entry into the Globe requires prior permission. However, when traveling with a large group it is always advisable to inform the authorities concerned before hand. Like you mentioned in your second... More
0
Votes
;