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Tours and Travel

We cater to the transport needs of the devotees of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and those who come to visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry and Matrimandir in Auroville.

We provide pickup and drop taxi service to and from Puducherry in a variety of transport options. Service areas include Chennai and Bangalore. We also conduct guided tours of the various Sri Aurobindo Ashram departments, a Pondicherry Darshan tour and a Matrimandir visit to Auroville. For details please check our tours section.

Tours Section

ASHRAM DEPARTMENT TOUR

PUDUCHERRY DARSHAN TOUR

PROGRAMME FOR THE TOUR OF THE ASHRAM DEPARTMENTS

Starts at 8:15 am from our Office at No. 3 Rangapillai Street
Ends at 11:30 am at the Perfumery
On all Working days
Fare: As per the rate fixed for the year.
Smoking is strictly prohibited.

Video film show: on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother at 8:30 am

Visitors are requested not to join the show if they are late

  1. Hosiery factory: Manufactures vests & banians – sales
  2. Agarbatti showroom: Agarbatti & incense – sales
  3. Handloom weaving: Manufactures towels, spread sheets & other small items – sales
  4. Hand made paper: Mfg. white & colored drawing, marbling on paper, paintings – sales
  5. Harpagon – sales
  6. Sri Smriti – Relics and items used by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother – visit
  7. Marbling: Marbling (Hand printing) on silk sarees, scarves stoles, ties – sales
  8. Batik: Tie and dye work – sales
  9. Ayurved dispensary: Herbal & aurvedic medicines – sales
  10. Perfumery: Scents, garments & various items – sales
IF ANY OF THE ABOVE DEPARTMENTS ARE CLOSED,
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS MAY BE SHOWN:
  1. Library: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Library – visit
  2. Aurofurn: Manufactures leather goods – sales
  3. Art House: Paintings display – visit
  4. Embroidery: Needle work embroidering – sales start at 2.00 pm.
PROGRAMME FOR THE PUDUCHERRY DARSHAN TOUR

Starts at 2:15 pm & ends by 6:00 pm at our Office at No. 3 Rangapillai Street
On all days except Monday
Fare: As per the rate fixed for the year.
Smoking is strictly prohibited.

Varadaraja (Lord Vishnu) Temple : Perumal Koil, built in 12th Century

Statue of Narasimha behind Venkatachalapathy, the main deity.

Vedapuriswara (Lord Shiva) Temple : Iswaran Koil, built in 18th Century (1788)

Pondicherry was once known a Vedapuri. It has a swayambhulinga & stone inscriptions.

Cathedral Church : Saint Paul’s Koil, built in 1791 under the title of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, consecrated by Bishop Champenois.

Botanical Garden and Aquarium: 160 years old with plants from all over India and abroad, priceless Chola bronzes and sculptures. Joy train at extra cost.

Chunambar Boating Club : Pedal boats, motor boats, hydroplane etc.

Beach and back water resort for boating and swimming.

Puducherry Museum : Started by the French on 16th Dec,1942. It has Antique sculptures and statues and other findings excavated from Arikamedu, an ancient Roman settlement.

The trip will return to the starting place via the Dining Room of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and those who have a dining pass may get down there.

Please note that all entry fees will be paid by us. All other charges extra.

About

Sri Aurobindo Autocare Services is a commercial service unit of Sri Aurobindo Udyog Trust.

Mr. L M Pinto, a devotee and disciple of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother,  on 18-12-1967 executed a Deed of Trust known as Sri Aurobindo Ashram Harpagon Workshop Trust, to run a business for the benefit of Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

On 05-09-1995, the name of the trust was changed to Sri Aurobindo Udyog Trust and sixteen commercial units came under its fold. The objects of the Trust are: 

  • To aid and assist in the development and maintenance of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education and Sri Aurobindo Ashram or any other public Trust for charitable purpose …
  • To organise, encourage, promote, spread and impart all kind of education …
  • To carry on practical research, experiments, works etc. for the solution of labour problems …

Matrimandir

VISIT TO MATRIMANDIR, AUROVILLE

FOR MEDITATION IN MATRIMANDIR:

Vehicle starts at 7:45 am from our Office on No.3A, Ragapillai Street & returns by at 12:00 noon .

Fare: As per the rate fixed for the year.
Smoking is strictly prohibited.

MATRIMANDIR VISIT:

Start at 1:30 pm & ends at 5:30 pm at our Office at No. 3 Rangapillai Street

Fare: As per the rate fixed for the year.
Smoking is strictly prohibited.

PROGRAMME FOR THE AUROVILLE VISIT TOUR
  1. Visitors are taken to the Information-Visitors Centre first and then have to walk about a Kilometer to Matrimandir and see it from the outside. A video on Auroville and another on Matrimandir will be shown there. Panchvatee Hanuman temple is shown on the way back.
  2. Anybody found having consumed alcohol will not be allowed.
  3. One free pass for ALL the visitors will be taken by our guide. Visitors do not need to take any separate passes. The visitors are not allowed to go inside the Matrimandir.
  4. Cancellations before the trip leaves will be charged 50% of the fare. There will no refund once the trip leaves.

Contact

Sri Aurobindo Autocare Services
3A,  Rangapillai Street
Opposite Hotel Karthik
Puducherry – 605 001

Email address : autocare.saut@gmail.com

Office Telephone : +91 413-2233687

Taxi Booking :    +91 9843038773
WhatsApp:          +91 9843038773
Administration : +91 9442356447

Office hours:
08:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:30

Due to the Covid 19 pandamic, our office is open only half a day in the morning.  Tours are not conducted for the time being but taxi booking and travel is on with the required ePass from the respective States. Regret inconvenience.