India's Top 10 Highest Mountain Peaks

Safalta Published by: Saksham Chauhan Updated Mon, 20 Jun 2022 10:41 PM IST

Highlights

Kanchenjunga is India's highest mountain peak, with an elevation of 8,586 meters. Anamudi is the tallest mountain in India's Western Ghats, as well as the highest point in the country. The Himalayas, the world's tallest mountain range, are also found in our nation.

Anyone who has heard of India, whether a resident or a visitor, is familiar with its diversity, not only in terms of culture and linguistics, but also in terms of natural geography, which includes valleys, mountains, rivers, greenery, and wildlife. Our country is also home to the Himalayas, the world's biggest mountain range with some of the world's highest peaks. The Karakoram Mountains, Garhwal Himalaya, and Kanchenjunga have the highest peaks in India, including Kanchenjunga, Nanda Devi, and Kamet. Kanchenjunga, at 8,586 metres, is India's highest mountain peak and the world's third tallest peak (28,169 ft). It is located in Sikkim, India, near the border with Nepal, in the Himalayan range. Anamudi is the tallest peak in India's western Ghats, as well as the highest point in the country. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs E-book- Download Now.Also,  download our app- 'Exam Taiyari App' and boost your preparation. FREE GK EBook- Download Now.
 

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Top 10 India's Highest Peaks

The peak of the Mountain   A certain height (in meters)                                                                              Points to Consider
K2 (Godwin-Austen)     8611
  • Between Baltistan and Xinjiang is the highest mountain on the Indian subcontinent, as well as the world's second highest top. 
Kangchenjunga     8586
  • The highest mountain in India as well as the world's third-highest peak.
  • Traditionally called the 'five snow treasures.'
Nanda Devi     7816
  • It is India's second highest mountain and the world's 23rd highest summit.
  • The best high-altitude flora and wildlife may be found at the Nanda Devi National Park, which is located near the top.
  • This is the world's tallest summit that is totally within India. 
Kamet     7756
  • The country's third tallest mountain, however, due to its position, it is not as accessible as others.
  • It's close to the Tibetan Plateau. 
Santoro Kangri     7742
  • It is close to the Siachen Glacier, one of the world's longest glaciers.
  • The Santoro Kangri is classified as the world's 31st highest independent mountain. 
Saser Kangri     7672
  • It is a series of five gorgeous mountain peaks in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • This mountain summit is the world's 35th highest mountain peak. 
Mamostrong Kangri     7516
  • It's near a remote part of the Siachen Glacier.
  • It is India's 48th independent peak. 
Rimo    7385
  • The Great Karakoram ranges include the Rimo.
  • It is the world's 71st tallest summit. 
Hardell     7151
  • The 'Temple of God' is another name for this summit.
    It is one of the Kumaon Himalaya's oldest peaks. 
Chaukamba     7138
  • It is situated in Uttrakhand's Garhwal district.
  • It is part of the Gangotri Group of mountains, which has four summits in all. 
Trisul     7120
  • The name of this mountain top is derived from Lord Shiva's sword.
  • It is one of the three mountain peaks in Uttrakhand's Kumaon Himalaya.
 

State-by-state list of India's highest mountain peaks

There are more prominent mountain peaks in India, in addition to the 10 tallest peaks on the list. The table below lists India's mountain ranges, along with the state in which they are found and their elevation.
                  State-by-State List of India's Mountain Peaks
Peak Range/ Region State Height
Arma Konda Eastern Ghats Andhra Pradesh 1680 m
Kangto Eastern Himalaya Arunachal Pradesh 7090 m
Someshwar Fort West Champaran District Bihar 880 m
Bailadila Range Dantewada District Chhattisgarh 1276 m
Sosogad Western Ghats Goa 1022 m
Girnar Junagadh District Gujarat 1145 m
Karoh Peak Morni Hills Haryana 1499 m
Reo Purgyil Western Himalaya Himachal Pradesh 6816 m
K2 Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir 8611 m
Parasnath Parasnath Hills Jharkhand 1366 m
Mullayanagiri Western Ghats Karnataka 1925 m
Anamudi Western Ghats Kerala 2695 m
Dhupgarh Satpura Madhya Pradesh 1350 m
Kalsubai Western Ghats Maharashtra 1646 m
Mount Iso Senapati District Manipur 2994 m
Shillong Peak Khasi Hills Meghalaya 1965 m
Phawngpui Saiha District Mizoram 2165 m
Mount Saramati Naga Hills Nagaland 3841 m
Deomali Eastern Ghats Odisha 1672 m
Unnamed point on the Naina Devi Rupnagar District Punjab 1000 m
Guru Shikhar Aravali Rajasthan 1722 m
Kanchenjunga Eastern Himalaya Sikkim 8598 m
Doddabetta Nilgiri Hills Tamil Nadu 2636 m
Laxmidevipalli Deccan Plateau Telangana 670 m
Betalongchhip Jampui Hills Tripura 1097 m
Amsot Peak Shivalik Hills Uttar Pradesh 957 m
Nanda Devi Garhwal Himalaya Uttarakhand 7816 m
Sandakphu Eastern Himalaya West Bengal 3636 m
 

Kangchenjunga is the highest peak in the Himalayas.

Kanchenjunga is renowned as India's tallest mountain peak. It is the world's third tallest summit. It lies at an altitude of 8,586 metres (28,169 ft). Kanchenjunga means "The Five Treasures of Snows" in Tibetan (namely gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books). It is situated on the border between India and Nepal.
  • 8586 metres in height.
  • Sikkim is the location.
 

Nanda Devi is a mountain in India.

Nanda Devi is India's second-highest Himalayan peak. It is located in the Garhwal Himalayas area of Uttarakhand, where it claims the highest elevation in the state. In reality, because Kanchenjunga is located on the Indian-Nepal border, Nanda Devi can be considered the highest mountain on the Indian mainland on its whole.

  • 7816 metres is the height of the mountain.
  • Uttrakhand is a state in India.
 

Kamet Peak is the highest point in the area.

Kamet Peak is India's third tallest peak. The Kamet is the tallest peak in Uttarakhand's Chamoli District, located in the Zaskar mountain range of the Garhwal area. It lies near Tibet and is surrounded by three more tall peaks. Furthermore, because Kamet is located north of the main range, it is a distant and rough location for access and trekking.
  • 7756 metres is the height of the mountain.
  • Uttrakhand is the name of the state in which it is located.
 

Saltoro Kangri is a mountain in Saltoro, Japan.

The Saltoro Kangri Peak is India's fourth-tallest peak. The Saltoro Kangri is the tallest peak in the Saltoro Mountain Range, which is a sub-range of the Karakoram Mountain Range (the biggest range of greater Himalayas mountains). The Siachen Glacier, which is located in Saltoro, is one of the world's longest glaciers. It is the world's 31st highest independently climbed mountain summit.
  • 7742 metres in height
  • Jammu and Kashmir is the location.
 

Saser Kangri is India's fifth highest peak and the world's 35th tallest mountain.

The Sasser Kangri is a collection of five spectacular peaks in the Saser Muztagh range in the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir. It is also one of the sub-ranges of the larger Karakoram range, and it is located to the southeast of the Karakoram range.
  • 7,672 metres in height
  • Jammu and Kashmir is the location.
 

Mamostong Kangri Peak is a mountain in Mamostong, Tibet.

Mamostong Kangri is India's sixth highest mountain and the world's 48th highest summit independently. It is the tallest peak in the Rimo Mustagh sub-range of the Great Karakoram range. It is at a towering height of 7,516 metres (24,659 feet) and is close to the Siachen Glacier.
  • 7516 metres in height
  • Jammu and Kashmir are located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
 

Mamostong Kangri Peak is a Tibetan peak located near Mamostong. 

In its own right, Mamostong Kangri is India's sixth tallest mountain and the world's 48th highest peak. It is the highest mountain in the Great Karakoram's Rimo Mustagh sub-range. It lies located at the Siachen Glacier and stands at a towering height of 7,516 metres (24,659 ft).

  • The height is 7516 metres.
  • The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is home to Jammu and Kashmir.
 

Hardell Peak is a mountain in the Hardeol Range of

When it comes to India's tallest summits, Hardeol Peak is ranked seventh. Hardell, also known as Temple of God, is a well-known summit in the Kumaon Himalaya, situated in the northern portion of the Kumaon Sanctuary and bordering the Nanda Devi. Hardell hill dominates the Milam valley in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district.

  • 7151 metres is the highest point on the planet.
  • Uttrakhand is a state in India.
 

Chaukamba Peak is a mountain in the Chaukamba National Park

The ninth peak on the list is Chankamba Peak. It is the tallest peak in Uttarakhand's Garhwal Himalaya area, and it is part of the Gangotri range. The Gangotri Group is made up of four peaks, with Chaukhamba being the highest of them all. Because of the proximity of the four summits, it was given that name.

  • 7138 metres is the highest point on the planet.
  • Uttrakhand is the name of the state in which it is located.
 

Peak of Trisul

Trisul, one of the three mountain peaks that make up a specific group of summits, is ranked 10th on the list and is located in the hilly area of Kumaon in Uttarakhand. Trisul, the tallest of them all, stands at 7,120 metres. The Trishul sword of Lord Shiva inspired the name of the trio. The Nanda Devi sanctuary is near the group's location.

  • 7120 metres is the height of the mountain.
  • Location: Uttrakhand.

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Q 2. What is Kanchenjunga's height?

Ans. The height of Kanchenjunga is 8586 meters.

Q 3. What is the world's tallest mountain peak?

Mount Everest is the highest point on the planet. It is located at an elevation of 8,848 metres (29,029 feet) above sea level.

Q 4. What is India's second highest peak?

Nanda Devi is India's second tallest mountain.

Q 5. What is Nanda Devi's height?

Ans. Nanda Devi is 7816 feet tall.
 

Q 6. Where in South India is the highest peak?

The highest peak in South India is Anamudi.

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