A 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.
In 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.
The 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.
Auroville 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.
Chennai, 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.