My Visit to Auroville
Friends I am so happy to tell you about my visit to Auroville! I was going to Auroville for 6 days and 5 nights and I just wanted to pack all the stuff I had into my bag, After packing lots of stuff, and getting rid of the hustle bustle of the Mumbai station we finally boarded our train and set of to Auroville!
After 2 days we finally reached our destination, then we hired a taxi and went to our guest house, Arka. We rested for a while, ate our lunch and went out to explore.
In the evening, we went to papa’s friend’s place and I made friends with his little daughter Zara. Oh, how fun it was! We played for a while and ate dinner. Then we rested for a while and went back to our guest house.
The next day, after having my breakfast I went to Pondicherry. We ate our lunch in a big restaurant and after that we went to the beach! I played a lot in the sand, ate freshly baked pizzas from a charcoal oven and then, we went to the Shri Aurobindo ashram, we bought some of his books and saw his room, his chair, and lots of photos of him and mother. And then we went to a DIWALI PARTY!!!…..I made lots of friends, got to eat the traditional food and the whole sensation was amazing! After saying goodbye we went to our guesthouse and had a good night’s sleep.
The next day I went to Certitude. Certitude is a place with a park full of slides and a walking area. I loved the swings I tried all the rides and made friends with every one. then we went to Uma aunt’s house to have dinner; her two storey house is majestic ! It has a kitchen, two halls, 1 dining room, 7 bathrooms, 6 rooms and a terrace.
While the adults chatted for a long time in the dining room, I and Zara slowly sneaked out of the room and went to the living room and climbed the stairs up then we peeped in all of the rooms! In one of the room, we found a big bouncy ball on which one could sit and bounce! We played a lot with it. Once we got bored with it, we climbed the stairs to the terrace and within a second it started drizzling! Oh what fun it was! We ran here and there, all around the terrace. But, in order not to get wet, we quickly climbed down the stairs to the dining hall. There we saw our parents were still engrossed in talking. (Phew!) Then we ate dinner, went to our guest house and went to sleep peacefully.
The next day we went to the Solar Kitchen for our lunch. Yum, I ate lots of pasta until I was ready to burst! Then we went to the market and did some shopping.
And then I went to Shradhanjali, oh my, the place was wonderful! If only I got a chance to work there. It had lots of artworks just made out of leaves! And after that, we all got set to go on a long ride! We were going to Sadhna forest! Once we reached Sadhna forest, we started exploring! And you know what? We found a children’s corner! We climbed the stairs and lo behold, there was so much stuff over there! There was a weighing machine and papers and paint and coloring and story books! And then we saw another ladder and we started climbing it we saw more stuff over there and I grabbed all the toys I could but as there was no light on that floor we came down with all the toys and started playing. We even tried sitting on the baby swing! but just then the video started in the main hall and we all went there to watch it. Soon it was over and we had to go, so we went to Arka and had a nice sleep.
The next day me and my mother went to the library but before i could read just a few pages of an interesting book, the bell rang, it was time to go, then we went to the solar kitchen again. There Zara joined us too,for lunch. Then we visited ‘Swaram’, it is a place where there are lots of unique musical instruments. From there we went to ‘Bamboo Center’ and then, ‘Paperwell’. There I learned how to make baskets out of paper.
Then we made our way to Matri Mandir, I clicked many pictures. Then we returned to our guesthouse did some packing, and went to sleep.
The next day, we went to the train station and we were off, to Mumbai! bye……… 🙂