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Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Place : Puducherry
Significance : The headquarters of the Sri Aurobindo Society (SAS)
Timings : The ashram opens daily 8 am to noon and 2 to 6 pm.
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How to get there:

The Ashram is located in the eastern part of Puducherry which is easily accessible by road from Chennai, a 4-hour drive, mostly along a two-lane highway. There are frequent buses from Chennai's bus stand in Koyembedu to Puducherry. Puducherry is well connected to all districts and major towns of various states like Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andra Pradesh. 

TTC Express Bus Service timings: 8 am to 8 pm. Ph: 2237464
TPTC General Bus Service timings: 5 am to 12.30 pm & 2 pm to 9.30 pm. Ph: 2236919.

Air: If traveling from abroad, one can fly to the nearest airport Chennai (135km) on one of several airlines. Chennai has excellent connections with almost all cities in India and direction connection to Europe, USA, Middle East and South East Asia.

The nearest railway station is at Villupuram (32 km) which is well connected to Chennai, Madurai and Trichy. To reach Puducherry by train, one must first travel to Villupuram on the Chennai- Rameshwaram line and from there switch to the daily passenger train to Puducherry.