Unforgatable place !
The sharnga guesthouse is a so beautiful luxuriant place with good vibes, a safe heaven, when you travel in Pondichery, situated in the famous town Auroville.
Comfortable and clean rooms where you feel at home.
Krypa has been a great help to us to organise our trip, which is not so easy.
All the staff are very warm and helpfull persons.
A place where we would like to go again !!
Un paradis ! Paradise on earth !
La guest house de Sharnga nous a tous émerveillés ! C’est un lieu tout à fait à part dans le monde déjà à part d’Auroville : au milieu de la terre rouge d’Auroville, on y a patiemment cultivé toute une jungle luxuriante où habitent des centaines d’oiseaux et de papillons. C’est une symphonie de formes et de couleurs qui enchantent les sens et l’imagination. Les chambres sont par ailleurs spacieuses, propres, toutes tranquilles et faites pour qu’on s’y sente chez soi. Enfin, l’accueil de Kripa et de sa famille est chaleureux et utile : les conseils avisés qu’elle nous a donnés nous ont permis de découvrir quelques merveilles du Tamil Nadu. (Cela étant, la vérité est que ce lieu incroyable tellement inattendu reste pour nous le plus beau souvenir de notre périple !)
The Sharnga guest house amazed us all ! It is a place quite apart in the world already apart from Auroville : in the middle of the red land of Auroville, they patiently cultivated a lush jungle where live hundreds of birds and butterflies. It is a symphony of shapes and colors that enchant the senses and the imagination. The rooms are spacious, clean, quiet and made to feel at home. Finally, the welcome of Kripa and her family is warm and helpful : the specific advice she gave us allowed us to discover some marvels of Tamil Nadu. (However, the truth is that this amazing place so unexpected remains for us the most beautiful memory of our journey!)
Comfortable and beautiful stay
This is one of the most beautiful and comfortable places I have ever stayed in. The host, Krupa was extremely friendly and helpful, she guided us at every step of our stay. The rooms were comfortable and cozy. I have to especially mention and thank Janani for helping us out with everything. The food was delicious. This quaint little place in the sleepy town on Auroville was thoroughly enchanting and worth the long ride from the Pondicherry bus stop to the Sharnga Guest House.
Un séjour inoubliable, on y retourne !
Arrivés la veille du “born fire” , cérémonie pour fêter la naissance de Sri Aurobindo, tout était complet à Auroville. On a choisit le premier hôtel du guide du routard et on a bien fait. On a été accueilli par le propriétaire qui nous a dégoté une chambre spacieuse, décorée avec des meubles et objets rares chinés en Asie, on a pu se rafraichir dans la piscine et diner avec les autres résidents et ainsi échanger impressions et infos. La cuisine est délicieuse, le petit déjeuner copieux, on a pu louer des vélos pour se déplacer dans Auroville. Il y a toujours quelqu’un pour vous renseigner, un accès internet, un service de nettoyage du linge et la possibilité de réserver un massage ayurvédique (ou autre) qui se fera sur place dans une salle réservée. Le lieu est calme, le jardin est décoré et agrémenter de grands banyans magnifiques. Sans hésitation on vous recommande ce lieux, parfait pour découvrir Auroville.
A perfect place & quiet place to stay
This places is located in the auroville. A perfect place for people who prefer a quiet place to stay and sensible food to eat. Good thing is this place is not even costly. There are lot of trails around on which you can actually do cycling. There is one TV room which is nicely presented, the main office which also has a connectivity. It would be better if they can provide connectivity in every cottage. The cottages are neatly presented and the best part is you don’t require a electric fan. The place itself is surrounded by trees and looks like a mangrove forest.
Bliss at its best
After a lot of search of places to stay we stumbled upon sharnga and we couldnt have been happier about this. It was an absolute delight to stay here. The place is stunningly nestled between only greens. Peacocks come to wake you up every morning 🙂 and you feel more than at home with the hospitality that you will receive here. From janani & viru who work here to actual owners like Bernard, Kripa, Kali, Mirabelle…each one of them play a huge part in making the place even more beautiful. If you want to switch off, be at ease and peace and yet have someone to smile at and talk to then this is the place to be!
I want to go back to Sharnga as soon as possible! 3 wonderful weeks in this very special place is just not enough. The setting is fantastic; imagine a jungle with peacocks, birds, lizards, all sorts of strange jungle sounds, and so many beautiful trees. If you need a getaway from a stressful city life, go to Sharnga. It is said that a change is as good as a rest, well in Sharnga you will get both. The rooms are all different, with carefully selected furniture; many of the doors are old temple doors. Mosquito nets are on all windows, so you won’t be bothered. We had a couple of geckoes in our room, which made sure no mosquito came to bother us. Plenty of hot water, which in India is not a given. You can choose to have your room cleaned every day if you want. You just need to inform the reception office. The bedding is changed every time the room is cleaned. The rooms are very clean. Breakfast, dinner, Wi-Fi and laundry are included in the room rate. Dinner is taken together at a big table, and is a great opportunity to meet many interesting people and spend nice evenings. Tea and a very nice espresso machine are available for use all day. Nice! Breakfast was continental with good Auroville made bread (never wet), homemade jam (yum!), and usually pancakes, French toast or idlies and sauce. Fruit or fruit juice every day. Dinner was a mix of French and Indian food, carefully prepared by Bernard’s wife Shanti. No place to diet! If you miss TV, Bernard has built a very nice air conditioned lounge where you can watch your favorite programs on a big screen, comfortably seated on a big sofa or armchair. There is a great yoga room, where a guest who is a yoga teacher organized a yoga course for us. There is also a gym room, with a few cardio machines and a boxing bag. Bernard will loan boxing gloves to those who are interested. The small and beautiful swimming pool is great to cool off from the hot tropical weather. It was much used and appreciated. Well, we sometimes did not have toilet paper in the room…big deal, walk 10 steps and get it from the reception office! There is always someone there to help with anything you want. You can borrow from a good selection of books; organize day trips and scooter rentals. They also have bicycles for the more sporty people. You can use the phone to make local calls. You can also get maps and information on Auroville and Pondicherry. Bernard and his family gave us a warm welcome and made us feel right at home. The staff was smiling and helpful. Thank you Bernard, Shanti, Kripa, Mirrabelle, Saumya, Kali, the kids, the staff members (sorry, bad with names), and last but not least, the dogs. I’ll be back soon! If you want to get away from it all, go to Sharnga! Go there anyway, it’s just really very nice. It’s not just a guest house, it’s part of Auroville, and Auroville is…simply wonderful!
3 day stay
Beautiful guest house, we stayed in a basic room with shared bathroom, and even that was a great experience. Most beautiful guest house I have ever stayed in.. with lots of nice and interesting people to chat with over dinner, from all over the world.. Bernard and his daughters, who run the place, do everything possible to make you comfortable and relaxed.