Actupondy, the Guide to Pondicherry

sri aurobindoA general description of the story of Auroville: the life and the love of its two initiators, the Indian thinker Sri Aurobindo and his French partner the Mother; the foundation and the first works; its current situation. 

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Hindu temple in a Chettinad village, Tamil NaduIn Tamil Nadu, there is a really amazing little place: The Chettinad area. About 100 km from Madurai (and more than 200 km from Pondy). Comprising around 75 villages, with Karaikudi as the capital.

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Temple of Shiva Nataraja with its very high, sculpted and colorful gopuramChidambaram may be only a small town in Tamil Nadu, but it is nonetheless very emblematic of Tamil culture...

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Photo of The Gingee Fort, Tamil Nadu, between Pondicherry and ThiruvannamalaiThe Gingee Fort is impossible to miss during a trip in Pondicherry. Situated about 65 km from Pondy, on the road to Thiruvannamalai, this fort of 9th century, was built by the Chola Dynasty.

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Kailasanathar temple, classified as archeological monument by the Archeological Survey of IndiaIn many ways, Kanchipuram is a key city in South-Indian culture.

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Mountains of Pallani, surrounding the region of Kodaikanal and VattakanalKodaikanal, a little city at an altitude of 6000 feet in the mountains of Pallani that leaves the sweet memory of a pure and fresh breathe of air.

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Osudu Lake (Ousteri), west of Pondicherry, is a very quiet place to visit...

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Fort Dansborg, in the old Danish colony formerly called Tranquebar (now Tharangambadi). Photography: Esben AgersnapAround 1620 the Danes set up a trading Colony, approximately 150 Kms South of Pondicherry on the Coast- Tranquebar (now Tharangambadi). The English colonized it later circa 1845.

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charterAuroville is wide, by the size and the spirit! Each individual comes to find something different: simple tourist for one or two days, or inspired visitor by the place, you will find here a description of the international city. 

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Image of corporation of Chennai building - Chennai, capital of the state of Tamil in South IndiaChennai, formerly called Madras, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is 140km from Pondicherry. With over 4 millions inhabitants, it is far different from the quiet Pondicherry.

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