Top 10 Highest Mountain Peaks in India with Major Facts

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Ever dreamt of scaling the dizzying heights of Mount Everest? Well, conquering competitive exams can feel like a similar adventure! As you embark on your journey to success in exams like SSC, UPSC, Railways, and various state PSCs, mastering Static GK (General Knowledge) is crucial.

One important aspect of Static GK is geographical knowledge and knowledge about India’s highest mountain peaks holds significant weight. Not only is it fascinating to learn about these majestic giants, but they also frequently appear in exams.

This blog post equips you with all you need to know about the highest mountain peaks in India. Packed with essential details and interesting facts, this guide will turn you into an expert on these Himalayan and Karakoram wonders. So, gear up, aspiring mountaineers of knowledge – let’s embark on this informative expedition!

Top 10 highest mountain peaks in India

Now that you understand the importance of knowing India’s highest peaks, let’s dive straight into exploring the magnificent ten that claim the top spots.

Mountain PeakHeight (metres)Location
K28611 mKarakoram range, Gilgit-Baltistan and Xinjiang region, POK
Kangchenjunga8586 mHimalayan Mountain Range, Sikkim
Nanda Devi7816 mHimalayan mountain Range, Chamoli, Uttarakhand
Kamet7756 mHimalayas, Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand
Saltoro Kangri7742 mSaltoro range (a part of Karakoram Mountain range)
Saser Kangri7672 mLadakh,, Karakoram and Saser Muztagh range
Mamostong Kangri
Mamostang Kangri
7516 m Karakoram Range, Ladakh
Rimo I7385 mPart of Rimo Muztagh, a subrange of Great Karakoram range.
Hardeol7120 mKumaon Himalayas, Uttarakhand
Chaukhamba I7138 mGarhwal district, Uttrakhand
Trisul I7120 mWestern Kumaun region of Uttarakhand.

List of highest mountain peaks in India map

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List of State-wise Highest Mountain Peaks in India

Having conquered the top 10 overall, let’s shift gears and explore the regional rulers. This section will provide a state-wise breakdown of India’s highest mountain peaks, highlighting the geographical diversity of our nation.

StatePeakRange/RegionHeight (metres)
Andhra PradeshArma KondaEastern Ghats1,680m
Arunachal PradeshKangto (shared with Tibet) (Kangto lies on the Arunachal Pradesh-Tibet border)Eastern Himalaya7,090m
AssamUnnamed peakDima Hasao District1,960m
BiharSomeshwar FortWest Champaran District880m
ChhattisgarhGaurlataBailadila Range ,Dantewada District1,225m
GoaSonsogorWestern Ghats1,022m
GujaratGirnarJunagadh District1,145m
HaryanaKaroh PeakMorni Hills1,499m
Himachal PradeshReoPurgyil (shared with Tibet) ( ReoPurgyil lies on the Himachal Pradesh-Tibet border)Western Himalaya6,816m
JharkhandParasnathParasnath Hills1,366m
KarnatakaMullayanagiriWestern Ghats1,925m
KeralaAnamudiWestern Ghats2,695m
Madhya PradeshDhupgarhSatpura Range1,350m
MaharashtraKalsubaiWestern Ghats1,646m
ManipurMount Iso (Tempu)Senapati District2,994m
MeghalayaShillong PeakKhasi Hills1,965m
MizoramPhawngpuiSaiha District2,165m
NagalandMount Saramati (Shared with Myanmar) (MountSaramati lies on the Nagaland-Myanmar border.)Naga Hills3,841m
OdishaDeomaliEastern Ghats1,672m
PunjabUnnamed point on the Naina Devi rangeRupnagar District1,000m
RajasthanGuru ShikharAravalli Range1,722m
SikkimKangchenjunga (Shared withNepal) (Kangchenjunga lies on the Sikkim-Nepal border)Eastern Himalaya8,598m
Tamil NaduDoddabettaNilgiri Hills2,636m
TelanganaDoli GuttaDeccan Plateau670m
TripuraBetalongchhipJampui Hills1,097m
Uttar PradeshAmsot PeakShivalik Hills957m
UttarakhandNanda DeviGarhwal Himalaya7,816m
West BengalSandakphu (Shared with Nepal)Singalila Ridge3,636m

Highest Mountain Peaks of Union Territories

While states take centre stage when discussing India’s highest peaks, let’s not forget the towering titans that grace our union territories. The following section will unveil the champions of these unique administrative regions.

StatePeakRange/RegionHeight (metres)
LadakhSaltoro Kangri (shared with Pakistan)Saltoro Range7742m
Andaman & Nicobar IslandsSaddle PeakNorth Andaman



ChandigarhUnnamed pointSivalik Hills383m
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and DiuUnnamed pointWestern Ghats424m
DelhiTughlaqabad FortDelhi Ridge
of Aravalli Range
LakshadweepUnnamed pointAgatti Island15m
PuducherryUnnamed pointRed Hills30m

State-wise Highest Mountain Peaks in India Map

To solidify your geographical knowledge, let’s consult the accompanying “State-wise Highest Mountain Peaks in India Map.” This visual aid will help you pinpoint the location of each peak and truly grasp the diverse mountainous landscape across India.

Major Facts about the Mountain Peaks in India


Height: 8586 meters
Location: Sikkim

  • Kangchenjunga is the third-highest mountain in the world.
  • It lies between India and Nepal.
  • Kangchenjunga was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band.
  • They were part of the 1955 British Kangchenjunga expedition.

Nanda Devi

Height: 7816 meters
Location: Uttarakhand

  • It is the second-highest mountain in India after Kangchenjunga.
  • Also, it is the highest peak in India, entirely located in India because of the Kangchenjunga, which is located on the border of Idia and Nepal.
  • The peak’s name, Nanda Devi means “Bliss-Giving Goddess”.
  • Nanda Devi National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

Kanggardo Rize or Kangto

  • It is the highest peak in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The peak shares its border with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
  • Mount Kangto is the source of the Pachuk River.
  • The Pachuk River is one of the main tributaries of the Kameng River in the East Kameng district.


  • Sandakphu altitude: 3636 meters.
  • Sandakphu’s height in feet: 11929 feet
  • Sandakphu lies on the border between West Bengal and Nepal.
  • It is a mountain peak on Singalila Ridge.
  • It is the highest point of the ridge and the state of West Bengal.
  • The peak is located at the edge of the Singalila National Park.
  • Sandakphu is a famous trekking destination for most travellers in West Bengal.

Mount Tempü

  • Mount Tempü is located in the Barail Range.
  • It stands at the border of the Indian states of Manipur and Nagaland.
  • The peak has an elevation of 2994 meters above sea level.
  • Tempü is the second-highest peak in the Barail Range.


  • Anamudi is located in the Idukki district of Kerala, India.
  • It is the highest peak of Kerala, the Western Ghats, and the entire Peninsular India.
  • The name Anamudi translates to “elephant’s head”.
  • Anamudi Peak is also known as the “Everest of South India”.


  • Phawngpui, also known as Blue Mountain.
  • Phawngpui is the highest peak of the Lushai Hills.
  • It has an elevation of 2157 meters.
  • Located in the Lawngtlai district, it is situated in the southeastern region of Mizoram near the Myanmar border.
  • On the western side of Phawngpui, there is a semicircular series of cliffs called Thlazuang Khàm, known for their sharp and deep fall; mountain goats inhabit this area.
  • These cliffs are believed to be haunted by spirits.

Guru Shikhar

  • Guru Shikhar is a peak located in the Arbuda Mountains of Sirohi district in Rajasthan.
  • It is renowned as the highest point of the Aravalli Range, Rajasthan, and Western India, reaching an elevation of 1,722 meters (5,650 ft).
  • The peak derives its name, Guru-Shikhar or ‘the peak of the guru,‘ from Dattatreya, an incarnation of Vishnu.
  • At the summit, there is a cave containing a temple dedicated to Dattatreya, along with one dedicated to his mother, Anasuya, wife of sage Atri.
  • Adjacent to the temple is the Mt Abu Observatory, managed by the Physical Research Laboratory.
  • The observatory is equipped with a 1.2m infrared telescope and hosts several astronomy experiments.


  • Parasnath is an ancient mountain peak situated in the Parasnath hill Range.
  • It is located at the eastern end of the Chota Nagpur Plateau in the Giridih district of the Indian state of Jharkhand.
  • The hill derives its name from Parshvanatha, the 23rd Jain Tirthankara, who attained salvation here.
  • At the summit of the hill, there is a Jain pilgrimage site known as Shikharji.
  • Additionally, the hill is referred to as Marang Buru, meaning ‘great mountain,‘ by Santhals and other indigenous people of the region in religious contexts.

Saddle Peak or Saddle Hill

  • Saddle Peak, also known as Saddle Hill, is situated on North Andaman Island, which is part of India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • With an elevation of 732 meters, it stands as the highest point in the archipelago located in the Bay of Bengal.
  • The peak is positioned near the east coast and is encompassed by the Saddle Peak National Park.
  • It lies to the south of Diglipur and southwest of Kalipur Beach.
  • Adjacent to the peak, there is a scenic viewpoint known as Mehendi Tikrey View Point, located to the east.
  • Towards the west of the peak, there is a reservoir named Kalpong Dam.


  • Mount Dhupgarh, also known as Mount Dhoopgarh, stands as the highest point in the Mahadeo Hills (Satpura Range) of Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • Positioned in Pachmarhi within the Hoshangabad district, it boasts an elevation of 1,352 meters (4,436 ft).

Trisul Peak

  • Trisul comprises three Himalayan mountain peaks located in western Kumaun, Uttarakhand.
  • The highest peak, Trisul I, towers at an impressive height of 7120 meters.
  • These three peaks are said to resemble a trident, which in Sanskrit is known as Trishula, the weapon of Shiva.
  • Positioned in the southwest corner of the ring of peaks surrounding the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, the Trishul group is situated approximately 15 kilometres west-southwest of Nanda Devi itself.
  • Trisul I holds the distinction of being the first peak over 7,000 meters to have been successfully climbed, achieving this feat in 1907.

Previous Year Questions from “Highest Mountain Peaks in India”

1. Nandadevi Peak is located in _____ State (SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) Exam.31.08.2016 (2nd Sitting))
A. Himachal Pradesh
B. Uttarakhand
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Sikkim

2. The highest mountain peak in Peninsular India is?
A. Anaimudi
B. Dodabetta
C. Mahendragiri
D. Nilgiris

3. ‘Saddle Peak,’ the highest peak of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is located in? (SSC Multi-Tasking Staff Exam. 17.03.2013, Kolkata Region)
A. Great Nicobar
B. Middle Andaman
C. Little Andaman
D. North Andaman

4. In which State is the Guru Shikhar Peak located? (SSC FCI Assistant Grade-III
Exam. 11.11.2012 (2nd Sitting)

A. Rajasthan
B. Gujarat
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Maharashtra

5. Gurushikhar is a/the (SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry Operator & LDC Exam. 21.10.2012
(2nd Sitting))

A. Shipping Yard of Andhra Pradesh
B. great guru of Sikhs
C. famous hunting spot of the Himalayas
D. highest peak of the Aravallis

6. Which is the highest peak to the south of the Vindhyas? (SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE)
Exam. 16.06.2002 (Re-Exam)
A. Bababudan
B. Mullayanagiri
C. Annaimudi
D. Nilgiri

7. Guru Shikhar on the Abu Hills is the highest peak of the Indian States mountain ranges. (SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam. 05.05.2002 (Ist Sitting) (Eastern Zone, Guwahati)
A. Sahyadri
B. Purvanchal
C. Anamalai
D. Aravallis

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1. How many mountain peaks are there in India?

Answer: 13,857 named mountain peaks

Q2. Which state is Nanda Devi Peak located in?

Answer: Chamoli District, Uttarakhand

Q3. Aanamudi Peak is located in which hills?

Answer: Anaimalai Hills

Q4. In which state is the Guru Shikhar Peak located?

Answer: Rajasthan (the highest peak of the Aravalli Range)

Q5. Which is the highest mountain peak in India, which is entirely located in India?

Answer: Nanda Devi mountain peak

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