Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry was founded Sri Aurobindo Ghosh in 1926, this ashram has been helping people attain moksha and find their zen for almost a century.
The ashram is actually one of the wealthiest in the world and has a main building with connected houses where over 500 devotees, 500 students, and 1,300 patients live. And if you want to access the library or other facilities, just make sure you get a gate pass from the Bureau Central or guest houses first.
The ashram is also home to a spiritual center consisting of four houses where Sri Aurobindo and his follower, Mirra Alfassa, also known as the “Mother,” lived at different times. And if you want to pay your respects to these spiritual leaders, you can visit their samadhi in the courtyard under the frangipani tree where their bodies were buried.
But the best part of the Aurobindo Ashram? It’s located right next to the Bay of Bengal, so you can enjoy some sun, sand, and spirituality all in one trip. Just hop in a cab or take a local transport and you’ll be there in no time.