Auroville (the City of Dawn) is township located at a distance 8 Kms from Pondicherry(Puducherry). There are around 2000 permanent from various countries living at Auroville.

Auroville was founded as an experimental community in 1968. It is a Universal town where men and women of any country can live together to progress harmony and realize human unity. The main attraction in is the focal point of Auroville - Matrimandir, a golden metallic sphere in the center of town.

Recommended months to visit the place is during the months of October-March. Auroville is open during timings 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Visitors can visit Auroville till 7:30 PM, but the Matrimandir will be closed during that time.