Roger Anger designed Auroville and at present, nearly 2000 people reside there with settlements named as Grace, Fraternity, Fertile, Certitude, and Transformation. Approximately two-thirds of the people living in the city are non-Indians.
The main attraction here is the "Matrimandir" - With water pooling in from different sides, the sound of the water and cool breeze which always flows provides a perfect atmosphere for meditation. The mandir is an architectural masterpiece with a 30m high globe with a lotus-shaped foundation urn. The entry is free of costs, and you can only buy the tickets in person at the venue, not online. The walk from the entry gates to the center takes around 10-12 minutes.
The best way to experience Auroville ashram is to actually just sit in one of the cafes, and talk to some of the residents here about their experience of living in the city - you would be surprised to find out how much the people living here love the concept and the life.