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The renowned Golden Globe, Mantrimandir in Auroville, is a meditation center and an auditorium. (Photo: Tina Choudhury)

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The French laid out their streets in a formal grid pattern, as is evident in White Town, also known as French Colony. (Photo: Tina Choudhury)

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The secret passage to happiness, the Serenity Beach, a 20-minute drive to the north of the town. (Photo: Tina Choudhury)

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The walls of Akriti cafe wears a vintage look. Here you can spend hours just doing nothing. (Photo: Tina Choudhury)

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There are times when you talk to yourself. Witnessing the sunset at Serenity Beach can be a one such experience of a lifetime. (Photo: Tina Choudhury)

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We decided to fly through the air and live in the sunlight and enjoy life as much as we could. So we stopped at this beautiful café called Crepe in Touch and enjoyed the time, food and company as much as we could. (Photo: Tina Choudhury)