This City Exists With No Politics, Religion, Or Money

Such a place does exist and is called Auroville. A city based on ideas as a society where people do not follow the typical standards found everywhere else. In Auroville, there is no money, no politics, and no religion.

A bird’s eye view of the unique city.

Just 150 kilometers from Chennai in Madras, Auroville thrives in its alternative society in Southern India. Founded in 1968, over 50 nationalities of different cultures call Auroville home. It is hailed by UNESCO as an international city.

Mind expanding meditation in session.

Original founder and designer Mirra Alfassal is affectionately referred to by residents as “Mother.”

“There should be a place on Earth that no nation could claim as their own; 

where all human beings of good will who have a sincere aspiration could live freely as citizens of the world…”

Founder Mirra Alfassal

Original founder and designer Mirra Alfassal aka “Mother.”

Without a strict religion or imposing political system, all the diverse nationalities coexist in peace without any problems. Most startlingly, is that no currency is exchanged – only services. Inhabitants barter and offer their help where they can, in exchange for goods they require.

An innovative example of living spaces in Auroville.

The buildings in Auroville are designed on experimental architectural principles and are constantly evolving. Designers are always looking for ways to showcase renewable energies and utilize recycled materials.

The entire city follows a sustainable eco-friendly policy using methods of multi-cropping. They combine 15 organized farms of fruit trees, orchards, and cornfields to cover a total 160 hectares of self-sustaining food sources.

To learn more there are many documentaries on this groundbreaking place. Check out the info and decide for yourself if this place could be your new home.