from Ancient-Code Website
It's been exactly 10 years
since our life changing trip to India.
Feeling full of wanderlust today.
It almost sounds like a fairytale city, right?
Something you'd expect to see from a science fiction movie, placed in a distant future on Earth.
However, the truth is there is a city on Earth where people live without Money, Religion or Politics, in other words, it is a paradise on Earth.
This city was founded in 1968 and is considered an international city by UNESCO, where people from 50 different countries, nationalities and cultures live.
According to the city's website,
Somehow, they manage to live together without issues, they don't have a political system in place, there's no religion and the best part (perhaps) there isn't any money in Auroville.
Here, instead of money people live through a system of exchanges.
As if the entire idea of the city isn't catchy, the buildings of Auroville are futuristic, built on an experimental architecture that is constantly in development, and changing.
This Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis)
belongs to the Ficus (fig tree) family and is now probably
a little more than a hundred years old.
Banyans have the peculiarity of producing aerial roots
which grow down from the branches towards the ground
and take root to become new trunks.
(The diameter of this banyan is now kept
at approximately fifty meters so that it remains
in proportion with its surroundings.)
The buildings in Auroville are futuristic, and a structure has been set in place that helps its inhabitants make use of optimizable, renewable energy.
Their goal is a clean environment which is why many efforts are put into reuse and recycling, it's basically a self-sustaining eco-city.
Known as heart of Auroville,
the city of dawn...
the place where you can seek yourself.
There also isn't a lack of food as the city is sustained by multi-cropping fields, countless fruit trees that are spread across fifteen farms, having a total area of 160 hectares.
The city was founded by Mirra Afassa, aka 'The Mother of Auroville'.
According to Ms. Afassa,
the ideal human township,
where there is no concept of currency.
A must visit place in India.