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Mountain Peaks in India

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India has 7 major mountain ranges that have peaks over thousand meters. The Himalayan range is the most famous and the highest mountain range of India.

Major Mountain Peaks in India

1 Broad Peak:

It is also known as K3 and Falchan Kangri. It is located in Karakoram Range.


2 Godwin Austin:

It is also known as K2 and it is the highest peak in the Karakoram Range.


3 Gasher Brum:

It is located in the Karakoram Range.


4 Nanga Prabat:

It is located in J&K and the Indus river crosses this range before entering the plains of Pakistan.


5 Saltoro Kangri:

It is located in J&K in the Karakoram range.


6 Nun Kun:

It is the highest peak of the Zaskar Range on the Indian Side and is located in J&K.


7 Badrinath:

It is located in Uttarakhand and is famous for the Holy Temple of Badrinath (Lord Vishnu)


8 Nanda Devi:

It is also located in Uttarakhand.

  • It is the second-highest mountain in India and the highest entirely within the country

  • 9 Kanchenjunga:

    It is the highest mountain in India and the 3rd highest in the world.

  • It is located in Nepal and Sikkim between the Teesta River in the east and the Tamur River in west

  • 10 Nokrek:

    It is the highest point of the Garo Hills.

  • It is located in Meghalaya

  • 11 Saramati:

    It is the highest peak of the Naga Hills.


    12 Blue Peak:

    It is the highest peak of Mizo Hills.

  • It is also known as Phawngpui

  • 13 Gurushikhar:

    It is the highest point of the Aravali Range.

  • It is located Mt. Abu, Rajasthan

  • 14 Gorakhnath:

    It is the highest peak of Girnar mountain.

  • It is located in Gujarat

  • 15 Dhupgarh:

    It is the highest point of Satpura Range and Madhya Pradesh.

  • It is located in Pachmarhi, MP

  • 16 Parasnath:

    It is the highest peak of Chhota Nagpur plateau and also known as Shikharji which means Venerable peak and Sammet Sikhar meaning the peak of concentration.

  • It is located in Jharkhand
  • It is a Jain pilgrimage site where 20/24 Tirthankaras attained moksa through meditative concentration
  • Its name is derived from Parsva, the 23rd Tirthankara who attained nirvana at this site

  • 17 Mahendragiri:

    It is the highest mountain peak of Orissa and 2nd highest of the Eastern Ghats. The highest peak is Jindhagada Peak, Andhra Pradesh.


    18 Malayagiri:

    It is located in Orissa.


    19 Nimgiri:

    It is the second-highest mountain in Orissa.


    20 Kalsubai:

    It is the highest peak in Maharashtra.


    21 Mahabaleshwar:

    It is a hill station located in Maharashtra.


    22 Brahmagiri:

    It is located on the border of Karnataka and the river Kaveri originates from here.


    23 Kundremukh:

    Kundremukh means Horse Face and it is located in Karnataka.


    24 Doddabetta:

    It is the highest point in Tamil Nadu and is located in Udhagamandalam (Nilgiri Hills).

  • It is the second-highest peak in the Western Ghats only after Anamudi

  • 25 Anaimudi:

    It is the highest peak of the Western Ghats and also South India.

  • It is located in Kerala

  • 26 Agasthyamalai:

    It lies at the extreme southern end of Western Ghats and is spread in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

  • Also known as Ashambu Hills

  • 27 Saddle Peak:

    Saddle peak is the highest peak of all the islands in the Bay of the Bengal.

  • It is located in the Andaman

28 Mount Hariet:

It is the third highest peak of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands only after the Saddle Peak which is the highest of Andaman and Mount Thullier which is the highest of Nicobar.




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