Auroville Part 3: Back to Basics at Sadhana Forest & Solitude Farm

Here’s a snapshot of the time we spent in Sadhana Forest and Solitude Farm, two very different places which shared the same ethos: nature knows best. Sadhana forest Sadhana Forest was a strange place; set up to try and reclaim some of the land that had been deforested around Pondicherry. Still technically part of Auroville, … Continue reading Auroville Part 3: Back to Basics at Sadhana Forest & Solitude Farm

Auroville Part 2: Sacred Groves, Buddha Garden and Laughing Yoga

As we mentioned before, Auroville is like a University campus and every day there are a number of workshops and volunteering opportunities to keep you entertained and sane. These are 3 of our favourite experiences…from eco building to laughing our butts off: Sacred Groves J: Sacred Groves was especially interesting for me given my background … Continue reading Auroville Part 2: Sacred Groves, Buddha Garden and Laughing Yoga

Auroville Part 1: The Mother, Matrimandir and Marvellous Eats

Mural in the Visitor's Centre, Auroville Vaṇakkam! (Hello in Tamil, the local language) After another cosy flight on Spice(y) Jet, we had our first terrifying taxi ride on the way to Auroville. We stupidly said to take the roads without tolls because we didn’t want to pay the extra 200₹ (Jack was being tight), and … Continue reading Auroville Part 1: The Mother, Matrimandir and Marvellous Eats