Finding my Ayurvedic Panchakarma Doctor
As I visit India annually, the idea of doing an Ayurvedic Panchakarma cleanse had been on my mind for many years. In the past I have undergone many other cleanses of various kinds with different herbal tablets and juices, varying from 1-6 weeks. However, I really didn’t know where to look to find a truely authentic Ayurvedic Panchakarma experience with a recommended Ayurvedic Doctor.
My luck changed whilst on my annual pilgrimage to do yoga in Mysore in India in December 2015. Whilst there I learnt that a friend was at the Mountain Top Clinic in the Nilgiri Hills studying Ayurveda with Dr Sundara Raman. Coonoor is just a five hour scenic bus trip from Mysore, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to head down to visit my friend and to find out more about Mountain Top Clinic and their Panchakarma treatments.
On meeting Dr Sundara for a consultation and hearing of the marvellous results my friend had experienced herself and witnessed on others, I knew straight away that this was the place I was to return to for my first Ayurvedic Panchakarma. My friend had witnessed so many transformations in people that there was no doubt on the authenticity of Dr Sundara.
Therefore, on returning to Australia I promptly booked myself in for a three week Panchakarma with Dr Sundara in January 2017.
Arriving at Mountain Top Clinic January 2017
Healing, detoxification and rejuvenation.
Unfortunately my flight from Mumbai to Coimbatore was delayed, which meant that I didn’t land until 11pm at night and we then had a 2.5 hour drive up the winding hairpin mountain range under only the light of the moon and the glaring lights of on coming trucks. We finally arrived at 1.30am and by the time I got to bed exhausted after a whole day of travelling from Goa it was 2am and I was so over tired that sleep was hard to find.
When morning came it was nice to see my surroundings in sunlight. Mountain Top Clinic is in a remote location just outside the main town of Coonoor, set high amongst the tea plantations of the Nilgiris Mountain range in Southern India. The property is set in the middle of two rows of tea plantations overlooking a valley and numerous hills covered in tea plantations, forests and a few tribal villages. So peaceful, with no traffic noises and just the sound of the birds chirping. The perfect place for healing, detoxification and rejuvenation.