The Auroville Visitor Center

Pondicherry Shopping guide-Auroville

The Auroville Visitor Center is an entry point to the Auroville township. Auroville is a small town near Pondicherry where the manufacture of paper, leather, candles, ceramics and garments is done on a small scale. The products are largely exported. There is a library, a permanent exhibition and a theater, where a film on the inception and growth of Auroville is screened at regular intervals.

Visitors are encouraged to watch the film about Sri Aurobindo and the Mother , both of whom who inspired the Auroville township. The visitor center has parks, interesting shops and restaurants . The shops stock all the products that are manufactured in Auroville.

Several shops in Pondicherry stock many of the Auroville products .

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Mira Boutique in Auroville, Pondicherry

This shop is named after Mirra Alfassa, the Mother who was closely associated with Sri Aurobindo . This is one of the first shops that you are likely to step into ,in Auroville. It is just across the Visitor Center. It is a fairly large & spacious shop. You are requested to keep you footwear outside the shop. What you will find in the Mira Boutique shop #Children’s garments- There is a good collection of frocks , shirts &shorts for children in the age group of 2- 10 years. Colourful bags in the shapes of elephants or a trains are very attractively displayed. #Beautifully designed paper trays and placemats . Trays are very useful items at home. There are some fairly large trays in gold & leaf green colours that are available. A dried leaf or a flower is embossed on the gold coloured paper tray to add a touch of class to it . # Cotton knitted garments such as tops and stoles in pastel shades are available . There are casual wear stylish throws as well. #Leather bags -Both hard leather and soft leather bags are available. There is a huge selection of bags in a variety of sizes & designs. #Western Wear dresses- Dozens and dozens of western wear dresses such as shirts, skirts ,tops & palazzo pants are available . The fabric is fine cotton or linen . All these garments are manufactured in Auroville . Several of the manufacturing units in Auroville work with designers from abroad . The dresses have an international flavor to them. This is by far the largest offering in this shop. There are trial rooms to try the dresses . The palazzo pants in some colourful deisgns are definitely worth a buy . They are priced in the Rs 1500- to Rs 2000/piece . The stoles and tops are also simple and elegant . #Wall lamps and hanging lanterns made from coloured paper. This is a fairly large section . Lamp shades in pink ,green and red colours look very charming . #Colourful Jewellery made of beads and thread. There are long chains , earrings and bracelets made with colourful threads that makes it an interesting collection.
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