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 Ayurvedic 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.
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.
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.
Co-Director & Consultant
Also known as Dr. Udgeetha, she is the Co-director and Consultant at Mountain Top Clinic (MTC). She has a Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery from Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda College & Hospital. Dr. Udgeetha is in charge of the menu provided at the inpatient clinic. Her meticulous attention to the food served equals to guaranteed treatment success. Besides providing her expertise and care to patients at MTC she also holds a vibrant outpatient clinic in central Coonoor where she has been specializing in women’s care. Her nurturing and caring personality positively bestows the healing journey of all MTC’s patients!
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.
Rafique is adept at coaxing bodies and minds to relax and become limber and loose with his unique style of treatment. He specializes in Marma Therapy. His education on this healing therapy comes from a seventh generation lineage. Under his care at our Ayurveda center, you’ll begin to reconnect with your body’s natural lightness, flexibility and proper posture.
Krishnan is a certified Ayurvedic practitioner and one of our newest members. He’s been studying and practicing Ayurveda for few years now. His attention to detail and caring manner is what makes him an exceptional Ayurvedic therapist. Krishna is respectful, charismatic and will do his best to make you feel comfortable during treatments.
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.
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.
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.
Indira is a certified Ayurvedic therapist with 15 years of experience. She brings wisdom, experience, and care to our clinic. She has a way of knowing exactly what the trouble areas are in your body. She has this amazing skill for spotting all the knots, tender muscles, stiff joints, and energy blockages in the body. Her hands are strong and healing, and she works through the tender areas of the body masterfully. If you’re into deep tissue, and are really looking to release tension and stiffness in your body, Indira is the one to go to. She will make your body feel rejuvenated and pain free after only a few sessions.
Jansi is a certified Ayurvedic therapist with over 10 years of experience. Extremely meticulous and detail oriented, Jansi makes sure every part of the treatment is precise, comfortable, and enjoyable. She has an amazing healing touch and energy. She is excellent in helping alleviate pain and discomfort in your body by massaging the trouble areas with her delicate yet strong hands. She is a true healer, a dedicated and focused practitioner who’s only goal is to make sure you get the most benefit out of each treatment.
Selvi is a certified Ayurvedic practitioner and one of our newest members. She’s been studying and practicing Ayurveda for over 2 years now. Her gentle yet confident touch is what makes her an exceptional Ayurvedic therapist. Sevli is respectful, strong, and loving, and knows exactly what to do to make you feel loved and comfortable during treatments.. Her energy is pure, and her colorful smile lights up any room she walks into.
Stella is a certified Ayurvedic practitioner and another one of our newest members. She’s been practicing for the past 2 years dedicating herself to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. She’s been learning and absorbing knowledge in order to help people heal. She has a soft and gentle motherly touch, and will instantly make you feel at ease. Her energy is light, and her hands are strong. She is excellent in knowing what your body needs and how to help you get the most out of your treatment.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mountain Top Clinic,
3/245 B, Pannamadai
Coonoor – 643234,
Nilgiris, Tamil nadu,