About Us

Mountain Top Clinic

Set in the mystical ancient tribal lands of India’s Nilgiris Mountain Range*, The Mountain Top Clinic will transport you to another world. As you step onto the rich copper colored soil, emerging in the mystical forces that are ever-present and are effecting change in us all, your personal healing journey will begin. Here you will reconnect with Ayurveda’s timeless healing traditions and rediscover your bond with Nature, guiding you back to the source of all knowledge. The Mountain Top Ayurveda Clinic specializes in creating personalized Panchakarma retreats tailored to each guest’s specific dietary and physiological needs, based on advice from our highly qualified Ayurveda physicians. Classical Ayurveda treatments and diet will be complemented by daily yoga classes, meditations, walks with nature, and time to reflect and relax. During your stay with us, you will learn to infuse your experiences at the Mountain Top Clinic into your daily life at home as you let profound Ayurvedic wisdom guide you toward a more balanced existence. For those who wish to deepen their understanding of the ancient healing arts, we also offer Ayurveda Certification Courses at various levels, depending on previous training and experience. If you seek a new path to wellness, or even if you are well-versed in the Indian healing arts, The Mountain Top Clinic can transform you.

Our Philosophy

When we greet each other we say “Namaste” in an acknowledgment by the soul of one person of the kindred soul in another; we are all one, and we share the same life force with all sentient beings. For this reason, we are conscious that all things that live and grow must breathe; each have need of food, sun, and rain, and we are mindful that the symbiotic relationships between Mother Earth (Matru Bhumi), Father Sky (Pitru Gaganam) and ourselves are inexorably linked. What we find in separation is only a longing to be whole again, so we feel the need to touch the earth and ground ourselves in the awareness of our relationship to the environment and to each other. This belief in the intangible becoming tangible once again has led us to endeavor to create a community where we can nurture, stimulate, educate, and inspire each other to transform the work we do in this world to be regenerative, self-sustaining and, at its heart, building a future where global health is accessible to all.

*The Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, which includes the Nilgiris Mountains, forms a part of the protected bio reserves in India and is a part of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Our Family
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Dr. Sundara

Director

From a place of deep knowing at a very early age, young Sundara took his first step along the path in search of the source of all knowledge. This search lead him to the feet of many great teachers where he immersed himself in the ancient Vedic Sanskrit texts and traditions, which guided him towards his profound connection with classical Ayurvedic teachings. Realization dawned that beyond any doubt he would practice and share the timeless teachings of Ayurveda with many other seekers.

On graduating as a recipient of the prestigious Ayurvisharada gold medal, the highest accolade awarded to a student of Ayurveda in India, Dr. Sundara embarked upon his life’s journey spending all of his time treating patients at his community Ayurveda clinic.

As Dr. Sundara’s fame spread, people from all over the world arrived seeking treatment and guidance from him at his clinic in India, eventually inviting him to travel to their home countries to spread the teachings of Ayurveda.

After many years of traveling the globe, Dr. Sundara now practices and resides with his wife Dr. Pranavodgeetha and their two children Samanvita and Shivathmika at the Mountain Top Clinic India.

Salim
Panchakarma Therapist

Salim is an experienced Panchakarma therapist. His deep knowledge of Ayurveda and Panchakarma enables him to deliver the highest level of care to all of his patients in our Ayurveda clinic. In his capable hands, your body and mind will be brought back to the truest expressions of their nature.

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Balaji
Panchakarma Therapist

Balaji, a Pitta Vata personality, brings youthful energy and vitality to our clinic. Balaji is adept at coaxing bodies and minds to relax and become limber and loose with his unique style of treatment. Under his care at our Ayurveda center, you’ll begin to reconnect with your body’s natural lightness and flexibility.

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Kaali
Yoga Guru

Kaali is our passionate and enthusiastic yoga guru. A strong Pitta Personality, he loves leading guests in their studies of Ashtanga Yoga. Our classical Ashtanga Yoga classes are an important complement to the Ayurveda treatments that you’ll receive from our other therapists; Kaali’s classes will prepare your body and mind to be fully present and receptive to all of the healing that you’ll experience at Mountain Top Clinic.

Kumar Vishwanathan - Gardener
Kumar
Gardener

As our gardener, Kumar is an important part of our family. He tends carefully to all of the organic plants, herbs, and food that we grow here, both to eat and for use in treatments. You will be nourished by Kumar’s hard work during each of your three meals here at Mountain Top Clinic. Kumar is also the resident handyman, working hard to maintain our grounds and facilities from dawn until dusk.

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Our Therapists

Our Ayurveda clinic employs a diverse group of Panchakarma and Ayurveda specialists. They come to us with a wide range of skills and specialties, ensuring that everyone who comes to Mountain Top Clinic for a healing retreat receives the best care. No matter what your personal healing needs are, we have therapists with the right training to assist you on your personal wellness journey.

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A Trusted Community Leader

Dr. Sundara has received numerous awards for his service to the people of the Nilgiris region, including the awards of Best Physician and Best Young Achiever from a local popular media channel and the Rotary Club.

Renew your bond with nature

Mountain Top Clinic’s Permaculture Garden makes every effort to protect the environment, give back to the community and grow the healthiest and most nutrient rich foods and herbs we can.

While staying or studying at the MTC you will be guided through all the necessary steps for growing your own medicinal foods and herbs and we will endeavour to create the environment where we can nurture, educate and inspire, creating the space where you can renew your bond with nature.

Your Day at the Mountain Top Clinic

Your stay at the Mountain Top Ayurveda Clinic consists of a dynamic program created specifically for you. We will combine a balanced mix of treatments matched with a healthy nutritional Ayurvedic diet, supplemented with yoga & meditation.

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  • 6.00 am – Rise with the Sun, breathe in the pure mountain air, and partake in the rejuvenating herbal liquids made for you, as per Doctor’s Instructions.
  • 6.30 am to 7.30 am – Yoga class
  • 7.40 am – Locally grown Organic delicious fruits to taste.
  • 8.30 am to 9.00 am – Organic, freshly made Ayurvedic breakfast/Porridge. (We do not serve fruits with breakfast since it is an incompatible food combination in Ayurveda)
  • 9.00 am To 10.00 am – Meet with your Ayurvedic Physician.
  • 10.00 am to 1.00 pm – One hour of daily detox, rejuvenation, or classical authentic Ayurveda. Treatments are followed by Ayurvedic herbal bath.
  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm – Organic and freshly made special Ayurveda lunch.
  • 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm – Half an hour of daily treatments followed by Ayurvedic steam bath.
  • 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm – Learn Ayurveda/cooking/diet/nutrition and other activities. (Schedule varies)
  • 4.00 pm – Herbal tea/Ayurvedic Indian chai.
  • 4.10 pm to 5.10 pm – Walk with Nature.
  • 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm – Pranayama and Meditation.
  • 6.40 pm to 7.10 pm – Freshly made Organic Ayurvedic dinner.
  • SUNDAY: One Ayurvedic treatment, no yoga or meditation class, SIGHT SEEING ON SUNDAY, CAMP FIRE/ INDIAN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES BASED ON REQUEST.

*Please be aware that schedules sometimes change; thank you.

Facilities And Activities

Mountain Top Clinic has a whole host of facilities as well as internal and external activities which are available throughout the day during your rejuvenation retreat, including:


Vedanta Classes

Vedanta literally means ‘the culmination of knowledge.’ Our conversational presentation of the Eternal Principles of life and living enables one to attain the rare combination of material prosperity and mental peace. The knowledge helps achieve physical dynamism, mental equilibrium and intellectual clarity, directing one to the goal of the ultimate liberation: Spiritual Enlightenment.

Yoga & Meditation

The Yoga practices followed at Mountain Top clinic are completely pure and traditional in form, stemming from the roots of Ashtanga Yoga, a discipline encompassing all aspects of life. Yoga & mediation assist in balancing mind, body and soul, restoring perfect health in the most natural and effective manner. Join our complimentary yoga & mediation sessions held daily and rediscover your natural state of balance.

Ayurvedic Cooking Classes

Our wellness specialists share their secrets to good health and great cuisine. Join these entertaining and value-added sessions held once every week in our Ayurveda center’s kitchen and cook your way to better health.

Music Therapy

The term ‘Saamaa’ is an intrinsic part of Ayurveda, whose real meaning is S’anti – ‘peace’, ‘chant’ or ‘melody.’ It signifies the entire Samaveda-Samhita, or Veda of Holy Songs. Gandharva Veda is the essence of nature expressed through the vibrational resonant frequencies of music. According to the Vedas, playing and chanting this music neutralizes stress and promotes harmony, peace and balance in the life of the listener and in the environment.

Cultural Activities

Weekend evenings at our Ayurveda clinic are a visual delight of sound and colours, where talented local musicians and artists come to entertain and enchant. Share these evenings, which are devoted not just to culture, but also to giving you a chance to connect and share your experiences with your fellow guests.

Nature Walks

Join us on a rejuvenating guided walk along the mountain tracks & trails around our Ayurveda center, where you can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature. You will have the opportunity to be introduced to the local flora & fauna of the mountains of India while clearing your mind of stress. The walk ends on returning to a ginger tea and time to reflect.

Planning Your Stay
Climate at the MTC:

The weather at the MTC is always pleasant and enjoyable. In fact, the first hill stations in the area were created for visitors in the early nineteenth century due to their climate and location on the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula, which were considered ideally suited for rest and recuperation from illness. The Nilgiris Mountains are akin to the European Alps in the many health benefits associated with their pure mountain environment. Because the altitude at the MTC, the mosquitoes associated with the lower planes of India will never affect you.

 

The MTC is situated some 1886 m above sea level in the state of Tamil Nadu, and experiences three distinct seasons: summer, winter and monsoon. The summer season starts from the month of March and lasts till May. Temperatures during this period can reach a high of 33 °C and a low of 22 °C. It is the most pleasant period of time to spend at the clinic and an ideal time to take in the picturesque grandeur of the region.

 

The coming of July marks the arrival of monsoon, with average temperatures of 15 °C to 22 °C. The MTC receives mild to medium rainfalls, which makes the climate humid. During this time there is an abundance of flora and fauna at the MTC, as we are surrounded by lush, green, picturesque scenery.

 

The monsoon then gives way to the winter months; December, January and February are the coldest months of the year. Temperature during this time lies somewhere between 10 °C to  20 °C and sometimes falling as low as 10 °C at night. It is an ideal time for those who are fond of cooler temperatures.

 

This is general guideline and like everything else with Mother Nature, sometimes she will do things unexpectedly. In summer we will get rain and in monsoon and winter it can be quite hot.
Check local weather forecast before arriving for your stay at the MTC.

What to bring for your stay:
  • A valid tourist visa from your local Indian embassy, at country of origin.
  • The Mountain Top Clinic details, to fill out an immigration form during your flight before landing in India.
  • Two additional visa photos.
  • You’ll also need loose light clothing and full-length shirts to protect against direct sunlight.
  • A sunhat, sunscreen, a small rucksack and water bottle, light hiking boots or comfortable waking shoes, flip-flops for indoor use a towel and a hair dryer.
  • A windbreaker or light travel raincoat, an Umbrella, flashlight, warm shawl and a fleece for the cooler evenings.
  • For the winter months you’ll need a fleece or warm jumper, scarf and a jacket.
Traveling to the Mountain Top Ayurveda Clinic:

The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport approximately 90km away and has direct connections from Mumbai, Bangalore, Singapore, Calicut, Chennai, Hyderabad, Sharjah and New Delhi.

Air India flies Delhi-Kochi via Mumbai and Coimbatore.

Check skyscanner.com for full onward journey connections to Coimbatore.

Please Email us with your flight details so that we can arrange your airport pickup.

Airport pickup and return journey to & from Coimbatore airport with the MTC driver: 3000 INR, each way. Total – 6000 INR.

We have a dedicated driver at the Mountain Top Clinic and we can help with all of your journey needs during your stay, for an additional fee.

Any further inquires please contact us

Address

Mountain Top Clinic,
3/245 B, Pannamadai
Road, Hulical,
Coonoor – 643234,
Nilgiris, Tamil nadu,
India

Phone

+91 9965076380

Skype

sundar.dr

E-mail

mountaintopclinic@gmail.com

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