Matrimandir symbolises human unity and spiritual aspiration. Located 9 km from Rainbow Eco Villa in Pondicherry, the radiant golden sphere is a captivating architectural marvel with an ethereal appearance. It is a place to explore a profound sense of harmony and inner peace, regardless of religion or belief system.
Monday to Saturday: 9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday: 9 AM to 1 PM
Nestled along the Bay of Bengal, Auro Beach is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The picturesque coastal stretch located 7.5 km from Rainbow Eco Villa, with its golden sand, clear blue waters and ocean breeze, is perfect for catching glimpses of awakening sunrises and calming sunsets. The paradise of eastern cost offers a serene ambience for sunbathing, leisurely walks and picnics.
Best Time to Visit
November to February
The paradise of natural beauty and tranquillity, Serenity Beach is a pristine stretch with palm trees and colourful fishing boats. It is an unspoiled beauty located 7.7 km from Rainbow Eco Villa and a haven for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts. A leisure stroll along the shoreline and gentle waves hitting your feet unwind your blues!
Best Time to Visit
October to February
Kamarajar Memorial Mandapam, Ecr.
Kamarajar Memorial Mandapam is a haven and a must-try destination for the history enthusiast and admires of K. Kamaraj. Located 9.2 km from Rainbow Eco Villa, the memorial showcases an impressive collection of photographs, documents and artefacts highlighting Kamaraj’s life and achievements. The serene ambience and landscaped gardens offer a peaceful setting.
Open 24 hours!
The Sacred Heart Basilica
The Sacred Heart Basilica stands strong with striking Gothic architecture with Indian and European influences. Located 13 km from Rainbow Eco Villa, the church is a significant religious landmark exuding elegance and spiritual grandeur. It is not just a place of worship but also an architectural brilliance and a symbol of faith.
Monday to Friday: 6 AM to 6 PM
Saturday: 6 AM to 5.30 PM
Sunday: 6 AM to 7.30 PM
Auroville Visitors Centre Parking
Whether you are exploring Auroville’s attractions or attending workshops, Auroville Visitors Centre Parking is the best spacious and convenient parking space. Located 5.7 km from Rainbow Eco Villa and adjacent to Auroville Matrimandir, it offers a hassle-free parking experience for visitors. It is well-maintained, easily accessible and has ample parking for cars and two-wheelers.
20 INR for two-wheeler
100 INR for four-wheeler
Spread over 70 acres, Pinchandikulam Forest is a haven of biodiversity and ecological conservation. The lush green pathways, the remarkable variety of indigenous trees, medicinal plants and vibrant wildlife make it an exciting place for environmental education and research. Located 3 km from Rainbow Eco Villa, it is a standing sanctuary of harmony between humans and nature.
Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Sadhana Forest is a sanctuary of sustainable living and community development. Dedicated to reforestation, rainwater harvesting and organic forest practices, it provides a nurturing environment for volunteers to participate in reforestation efforts and learn about sustainable living actively. It inspires individuals to reconnect with nature, fostering a sense of harmony and empathy.
Monday to Sunday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Irumbai Shri Maha Kaleshwar Siva Temple
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Irumbai Shri Maha Kaleshwar temple symbolises divine grace and spirituality! Located 8.4 km from Rainbow Eco Villa, the temple embodies exquisite architecture, a serene ambience and a spiritual aura. It is a must-visit destination for devotees and tourists to see the locals gather and celebrate various festivals and religious traditions together.