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Puducherry, India — By Jennifer Shipp
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Puducherry, India — By Jennifer Shipp

We spent very little time in “Pondi”. Our home base was in Chennai, India and we made a day trip using trains and taxis to Auroville and back. Auroville is a small planned community near Puducherry where Sri Aurobindo and a woman known as “The Mother” are trying to create utopia on earth.

The train took us directly from Chennai to Pondi in about 4 ½ hours one way (Train #56037). We ...
Chennai, India to Puducherry by Train and Puducherry to Auroville by Taxi — By Jennifer Shipp
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Chennai, India to Puducherry by Train and Puducherry to Auroville by Taxi — By Jennifer Shipp

Auroville is close to Puducherry (also known as Pondicherry or Pondi), only about 6 to 7 miles away. After you arrive at the train station, you can proceed to the street outside and hire a rickshaw to take you to Auroville. Make sure you negotiate the cost of the trip with your driver and write down the agreed upon amount before you set out. Don’t pay up front for a rickshaw ride.

When we ...
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