Dr Anuj Desai, USA
You will visit Matri Mandir, Auroville in the morning. Auroville is a town 10km away from Pondicherry. At the very centre of Auroville one finds the ‘soul of the city’, the Matrimandir, situated in a large open area called ‘Peace’. The name ‘Matrimandir’ means literally ‘Temple of the Mother’. A large golden sphere which appears to be emerging from the earth, this symbolises the birth of a new consciousness seeking to manifest. The Matri Mandir Gardens are bliss and well maintained. Don’t forget to carry your beach essentials as post lunch you will go to the Paradise beach. You can talk a walk down history in the evening, as you stroll through the French colonies.