Sadhana Forest

Sadhana Forest, Auroville: Hours, Address, Sadhana Forest Reviews: 5/5

Sadhana Forest
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Sadhana Forest is a reforestation project and a sustainable living community in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, South India. Visitors are most welcome to visit Sadhana Forest at any time! Every Friday the community offers a big tour, screens a documentary and serves a vegan organic dinner. All activities are free of charge and reservations are not required. Check the Sadhana Forest website for more info.
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samruthi
Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Friends
Usually when you go somewhere you get excited toward the end of the trip to come back home. But after staying at sadhana it left like I was leaving my home to go out somewhere else. In such a short time everyone there felt like family to me. Everyone must visit sadhana. I’m definitely going to keep going back. No other place feels like Sadhana to me. I’m a short amount of time I’ve grown and changed as a person. I’m so much more aware of everything around me and had like a reality check about what’s going on around the world.
Written 6 July 2021
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Krithiga
4 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
The community living , cooking n eating together- vegan ,millets, no chillies, almost nil oil and a well balanced one at that.
The birds.and a few animals visiting you, yet you feel safer and happier being one with them.
The goshaala experience is really satisfying..
The dry poo pans , water conservation methods and creative tools are worth memtioning , composting - the perfect 'zero waste ' practices , need of the.hour!!!
Mudroom is the most amazing fun element.
So much of good vibration , kindness and compassion around is a great take away too!!
Loving it all here ..
Written 5 July 2021
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Esha Lunawath
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
It was a one of a kind experience. The community at the Sadhana forest was very welcoming. It was a surreal experience which drove me to rethink my choices and encouraged me to be one with nature and give back to mother nature. With veganism, unschooling and the concept of gift economy as some of their core values, this place is a must visit.
Written 5 July 2021
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Tanvi kothari
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
A beautiful experience in this forest where you get to experience closely with nature and contribute to the environment. Must visit and should definitely experience a life in Sadhana!
Written 5 July 2021
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Ruhi
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
I have no tips for the future travellers. Sadhana forest has everything you need :) I would highly recommend that you go to Sadhana forest with as many people as can! It’s an experience you won’t forget.
Written 5 July 2021
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Anubhav P
36 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Sadhana Forest is an amazing place to volunteer if you want to learn how to live sustainably in arms of mother nature.
Written 5 July 2021
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Avantika A
25 contributions
Oct 2020
If you want to experience how to sustain closer to nature and in sync with nature, this is the place to be in!
you can visit for day tours, where they will walk you through the place in couple of hours, or every friday evening they have free vegan dinners, or you can stay there for 2-4 weeks. They have minimum time that you need to stay for.
Written 16 October 2020
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Peter A
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Sadhana forest is a vegan community based on a few very human principles. In my personal opinion, this is a great suggestion for how humans can live and thrive together.

In a humanity that's growing constantly, trying to expand, explore, function, improve, I felt the need to leave the everyday bustle of Copenhagen in Denmark to go try something different. I initially wanted to volunteer at this place because of the reforestation that they are doing, but when I got into the rhythm of this place, observed and partook, I started to realize how much more there was to do here; to learn here! This community is more than a reforestation project. This place is booning with humanity. Not the humanity I was used to from back home, where everyone always has a million things they need to do, and even more things that they want to do but can't because of all the stress they put themselves/are put under in modern society. This humanity was closer to what I consider the core of us.
Here, we practice gift-economy. Not just in the exchange of things do we want nothing in return, but also in exchange of favours, actions, a hand here or there. It's about being together about it, helping eachother out, not trying to earn your rent. We even have a free-store where we can drop off clothes we don't need and take whatever we do need, and a library where we can lend books free of charge.
We take care of eachother. When we get sick, we tend to eachother, bring food and spend time making sure nobody is ever lonely.
We eat together - all of us - and eat only vegan, for the sake of the animals, the planet and ourselves. We are also raw-diet friendly. The founder, who lives here with his family, eats a raw diet.

Promoting this compassionate way of thinking and being is being highlighted even more as a big part of my life while being here. Probably also due to the wonderful people who come here. That's what this place is, after all - a collective, family, tribe, whatever you wanna call it - and it is only because of us that it remains and still functions after 16 years.
If you also want to try another way of living, a way that focuses on giving, enjoying, helping eachother out, appreciating beauty in the human, nature, and the relationship between the two, come to sadhana forest and live with us!
Written 23 March 2020
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Tanja Gerold
2 contributions
Mar 2020
I have travelled a lot in my life, but I have never come across a place like Sadhana Forest! I have been here now for a week and have already learned so much about reforestation, community life, nature, zero waste, vegan cooking, unschooling, etc. And I just planted my first tree this morning! It is so amazing to wake up to the beautiful singing of the birds amidst nature, getting to know people from all over the world and support a project which is not only turning a desert into a forest again, but has also a lot of positive impact on the local Indian community. Sadhana Forest supports a non competitive environment, in which everybody can explore their own talents and preferences and even present them at the "non-talent show" once a week. Being over 40 my minimum stay would have been only two nights, but I will definitely stay longer. If you love nature and community life, I highly recommend to come to Sadhana Forest!
Written 19 March 2020
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ArunKanniah
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Mar 2020 • Solo
I've lived in Sadhana forest for a week now, and I cannot express my gratitude for the impact the community has brought onto me. More than living in a secure forest area, it is about taking back spiritual values for yourself. If you are reading this, you must come and experience this place at least once in your lifetime. The food here is fantastic and very healthy vegan.
Written 18 March 2020
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