Travel/Stay

STAY

Accommodation in Auroville is limited and often booked 6 months in advance. Therefore, for your convenience, we have blocked rooms in selected hotels in Auroville and arranged transportation to take you to workshop venue and drop you back. We advise you to book rooms at these hotels directly once you have confirmed your participation.

Accommodation in Auroville

Centre Guest House

This is the oldest and largest guest house in Auroville, centrally located Centre Guest House is meeting point for many visitors of Auroville.

 

Rooms:

Double Room (non-AC): Rs. 2,500.
Single Room (non-AC): Rs. 1,500.
AC on request: Rs. 350,- per day (breakfast and dinner are included)

 

Contact:

Contact person: Cristina & Dodo
Tel: + 91 413 262 21 55 or 262 22 69
Email: centerguesthouse@auroville.org.in

 

Atithi Griha Guest House

Atithi Griha is a beautiful Guest House with vernacular architectural features. Centrally located it offers simple and comfortable double rooms.

 

Rooms:

Single room (non-AC): Rs.590, Double Room (non-AC): Rs. 1090,- (including breakfast)

 

Contact:

Contact person: Raji
Tel: + 91 413 262 24 45
Email: atithigriha@auroville.org.in

 

Swagatham Guest House

Centrally located accommodation that offers comfortable and well furnished double rooms.

 

Rooms:

Double Room (AC): Rs. 3,270.- (including breakfast)

Double Room (non AC): Rs. 1,635.- (including breakfast)

 

Contact:

Contact person: Vijaya
Tel: + 91 413 262 29 34
Email: swagathamguesthouse@auroville.org.in

 

More Auroville Guest houses can be found under:
Staying among Aurovilians

Accommodation around Auroville

Mango Hill Hotel

A gracious Indian hotel with an unmistakable French touch, located on a hill planted with mango and cashew trees between Pondicherry and Auroville, on the Bay of Bengal.

 

Rooms:

Classic Room (AC): Rs. 3,300.-, Suite (AC): Rs. 3.750, (including Breakfast)

 

Contact:

Contact person: Satya
Tel: + 91 413 265 54 91 /92 /93
Email: contact@hotel-mangohill-pondicherry.com
Web: http://www.hotel-mangohill-pondicherry.com

 

Purple Hotel

Hotel Purple is a charming Hotel-resort in the vicinity of Auroville. It offers comfortable and well furnished accommodation.

 

Rooms:

Luxury (AC): Rs. 2.700,-, Delux (AC): Rs. 2.475,-
Executive (AC): Rs. 2.250,-(including Breakfast)

 

Contact:

Contact person: Kalaivani
Mob : +91 95855 54501
Email : info@thepurple.in
Web: http://www.thepurple.in

 

TRAVEL

 

By Bus

Air-conditioned buses ply frequently from Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus(CMBT), Koyambedu to Puducherry (about 3 hour journey) through ECR (East Coast Road). Tickets cost approx. Rs 200.

 

By Car

From Chennai, you can take the NH45 Thiruchi highway till Tindivanam junction and take NH 66 to Puducherry. Turn left to Auroville just before the Puducherry city toll gate. Or take the scenic ECR toll road (East Coast Road) from Chennai to Puducherry and turn right to Auroville after Bomyapalyam village about 5 kms before Puducherry.

 

Auroville Taxi Services

There are special taxi services run by Auroville units for guests pick up and drop to Chennai airport, city or local travel in Auroville/Puducherry. These are cheaper, reliable and drivers are trained to be courteous to guests.You can book a taxi 24 hours a day.

 

Booking

UTS : +91 413 2623 587, uts@auroville.org.in
ATS : +91 413 2622 400, +91 944 335 1169

 

Indicative Fares

Chennai airport to Auroville
Rs.2400 Non A/C car / Rs. 2600 A/C car

Auroville to Chennai airport drop
Rs.2200 Non A/C car / Rs. 2400 A/C car

Chennai city to Auroville (drop / pickup)
Rs.2400 Non A/C car / Rs. 2600 A/C car

Chennai airport / city to Pondicherry (drop / pickup)
Rs.2600 Non A/C car / Rs. 2800 A/C car

Pondicherry bus stand to Auroville
Rs.350 (Indica) Rs. 400 A/C car

Periyar Mudaliar Chawdi/ECR to Auroville or Auroville local Rs. 200