Mountain Peaks of India
India is known for its diverse culture and heritage but India is also diverse in terms of natural terrain which includes valleys, rivers, mountains, flora, and fauna. In India, seven mountain ranges are home to various mountain peaks. The mountain ranges of India are the Himalayan range, Karakoram Range, Eastern Mountain range, Satpura and Vindhyachal range, Aravalli range, Western ghats, and Eastern ghats. India is known for some of the highest mountain peaks in the world. The Karakoram Range, Garhwal Himalaya, and Kanchenjunga consist of most of the Himalayan Mountain peaks.
The highest mountain peak in India is Kanchenjunga and it is ranked as the third-highest peak in the world with an elevation of 8586 m, which is situated on the border of India and Nepal in the Himalayan ranges of Sikkim. In this article, we will discuss the top 10 highest mountain peaks in India with some essential points about them.
Highest Mountain Peaks in India
|Mountain Peak||Height (in meters)||Location||Important Facts|
|Kangchenjunga||8586||Located in the eastern Himalayas on the border between Sikkim, north-east India, and eastern Nepal.||Known as ‘Five Treasures of snow’.
The highest peak in India.
The third highest summit in the world.
|Nanda Devi||7816||Located in the Chamoli Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.||It is the second-largest peak in India.
The Nanda Devi National Park is located near the peak and consists of the rarest high-altitude flora and fauna.
|Kamet||7756||Uttarakhand, northern India, near the border with Tibet Autonomous Region of China.||It is the third highest peak in India.
It is not accessible due to its harsh location.
|Saltoro Kangri||7742||Located in the southeast Karakoram on the southwest side of the Siachen Glacier.||It is one of the longest glaciers in the world.|
|Saser Kangri||7672||Located in Ladakh, the northernmost union territory India||The Saser Kangri is a group of five majestic mountain peaks.|
|Mamostong Kangri||7516||Located about 30km east-southeast of the Siachen Glacier.||It is the 48th independent peak in India.|
|Rimo I||7385||Located in the Siachen area of Ladakh.||It is a part of the Great Karakoram range.
It is ranked as the 71st highest peak in the world.
|Hardeol||7151||Located in the northern end of the Milam Valley, Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.||Hardeol is also known as the ‘Temple of God’.
One of the oldest summits in Kumaon Himalaya.
|Chaukamba||7138||Located in the west of the holy town of Badrinath, in Uttarakhand.||The Gangotri group of ranges includes four peaks and this is one of them.|
|Trisul||7120||Located in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand.||The name of this mountain is taken from the weapon of Lord Shiva.
One of three mountain peaks located in Kumaon Himalaya Uttarakhand
FAQs related to the highest mountain peaks in India
Q1. Which is the second-highest mountain in India?
Ans. Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain peak in India and it is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its height is 7816 m.
Q2. Which is the highest peak of the Himalayas in India?
Ans. The Kanchenjunga is the highest peak of the Himalayas in India and it is the third highest summit in the world. The highest peak in India is Kanchenjunga which is 8586 m.
Q3. Which is the highest peak in Uttarakhand?
Ans. Chaukhamba Summit is the highest peak in the group of mountain ranges that are located in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand.