Top 10 Highest Mountain Peaks in India are discussed here. Whoever has heard about India, whether he or she is a resident of the country or lives abroad, knows the subcontinent for its diversity, not only culturally and lingual but also in terms of natural terrain, including valleys, mountains, rivers, flora, and fauna. Our country is also home to the mighty Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world, which has some of the highest peaks as well. The Karakoram ranges, Garhwal Himalaya and Kanchenjunga are home to the highest peaks in India, such as Kanchenjunga, Nanda Devi, and Kamet, to name the top three.
Kanchenjunga is the highest mountain peak in India and ranked 3rd highest peak in the world with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft). It is situated at the border of India and Nepal in the Himalayas range in Sikkim. Anamudi is the highest peak in the Western Ghats in India and also the highest point in South India.
|Top 10 Highest Peaks in India|
|Mountain Peak||Height (in meters)||Main Points|
Apart from the list of the ten highest peaks in India, there are other major mountain peaks in India. The table below gives the list of mountain ranges in India along with the state in which it is located and its height
|List of Mountain Peaks in India- State-wise|
|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|
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Kanchenjunga is known as the highest mountain peak in the India. It is the 3rd highest peak in the world. It stands tall with an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 ft). The literal meaning of Kanchenjunga is “The Five Treasures of Snows” (namely gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books). Located on the border that divides India from Nepal.
Height: 8586 metres.
Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain peak in India. It is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas region in the state of Uttarakhand, where it boasts holding the maximum height in the state. In fact, if you consider in entirety, Nanda Devi can be said to be the highest peak in the Indian mainland, because Kanchenjunga lies on the border regions of India and Nepal.
Height: 7816 metres
Kamet Peak is the third highest Peak in India. The Kamet is the highest summit in the Zaskar mountain Range of Garhwal region in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. Surrounded by three other towering peaks, it is situated quite close to Tibet. Additionally, Kamet is located north of the main range, making it a remote and rugged site for access and trekking activities.
Height: 7756 metres
Saltoro Kangri Peak is the fourth highest peak in India. The Saltoro Kangri is the highest peak of Saltoro Mountain ranges, a sub range of Karakoram (the biggest range of greater Himalaya mountains). Saltoro is home to some of the longest glaciers in the world, namely the Siachen Glacier. It is ranked as the 31st highest independent mountain peak in the world.
Height: 7742 metre
Location: Jammu and Kashmir.
Saser Kangri is the fifth highest peak in India and 35th highest mountain in the world. The Sasser Kangri comprises a group of five magnificent summits, located in the Saser Muztagh range in the states of Jammu and Kashmir. It is also one of the sub-range of the great Karakoram range lies and is situated at the southeastern direction from the Karakoram range.
Height: 7,672 metre
Location: Jammu & Kashmir.
Mamostong Kangri is the sixth highest peak in the India where as 48th independently highest peak in World. It is the highest summit in the sub-ranges of Rimo Mustagh of the Great Karakoram range. It holds a towering height of 7,516 m (24,659 ft) and is also in the vicinity of the Siachen Glacier.
Height: 7516 metre
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
The Rimo, which graces the northern side of Rimo Muztagh is again a part of the great Karakoram ranges. The Rimo mountain series comprises four peaks, with Rimo I being the highest among them. To the northeast of the Rimo Mountains is the Karakoram Pass, one of the vital trade routes in central Asia. Rimo forms a part of the Siachen Glacier and holds a staggering elevation of 7,385 m (24,229 ft).
Height: 7385 metre
Location: Jammu & Kashmir.
Hardeol Peak is on eighth position when we talk about the highest peaks in India. Hardeol famously referred to as Temple of God, is one of the most renowned summits in the Kumaon Himalaya, which is located in the northern parts of the Kumaon Sanctuary and borders the Nanda Devi. Hardeol peak graces the Milam valley of Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand.
Height: 7151 metre
Chankamba Peak is on the ninth position of the list. It is the highest mountain in the Gangotri group, located in the Garhwal Himalaya region of Uttarakhand. The Gangotri Group comprises four peaks, with Chaukhamba holding the position of the highest among them. It got its name because of the arrangement of the four peaks, so close to each other.
Height: 7138 metre
Rounding up the list in the 10th rank is Trisul, one of the three mountain peaks comprising a certain group of summits, situated in the mountainous regions of Kumaon in Uttarakhand state. The highest among them, Trisul has a height of 7,120 meters. The trio got their name from the Trishul weapon of Lord Shiva. The group is located in close vicinity of the Nanda Devi sanctuary.
Height: 7120 metre
Q 1. Which is the highest mountain peak in India?
Ans. Kangchenjunga is the highest peak in India. It is the third highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,586 meters.
Q 2. What is the height of Kanchenjunga?
Ans. The height of Kanchenjunga is 8586 meter.
Q 3. Is k2 the highest mountain peak in India?
Ans. No, Mount K2 also known as Godwin-Austen is taller than Kangchenjunga but it is located in Pak occupied Kashmir (POK). K2 is the world's second tallest mountain.
Q 4. Which is the highest mountain peak in the world?
Ans. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. It is 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level.
Q 5. Which is the second highest peak in India?
Ans. Nanda Devi is the second highest peak in India.
Q 6. What is the height of Nanda Devi?
Ans. The height of Nanda Devi is 7816.
Q 7. What is the highest peak in South India?
Ans. Anamudi is the Highest peak in South India.