[PDF] Top 10 highest mountain peaks in India with major facts

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“Highest mountain peaks in India” is an important topic for various competitive exams. Often 1-2 questions are asked in various competitive exams. Here we provide a state-wise list of mountain peaks of List of highest points with the previous year’s questions, asked in SSC.

List of State-wise Highest Mountain Peaks in India

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

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

Highest Mountain Peaks in India
State-wise Highest Mountain Peaks in India

List of the 10 highest mountain peaks in India

In the table below we have described the top 10 highest peaks in India.

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 m Ladakh, KarakoramSaser 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

Major Facts about the Mountain Peaks in India


Height: 8586 meter
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 meter
Location: Uttarakhand

• It is the second-highest mountain in India after Kangchenjunga.

• Also, it is the highest peak of India entirely located in India, because of the Kangchenjunga located border of Idia and Nepal.

• The name of the peak, 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 of 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 height in feet: 11929 feet

• Sandakphu lies on the West Bengal and Nepal border.
• 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 travelers in West Bengal.

Mount Tempü

• Mount Tempü is a peak rising at the mountainous border of Manipur and Nagaland in India.
Highest Peak of Indian States.


• Anamudi is located in the Idukki district of the Indian state of Kerala.
• It is the highest peak of Kerala as well as the Western Ghats, and entire Peninsular India.

• The name Anamudi literally translates to “elephant’s head”.
• Anamudi peak also known as the “Everest of South India”.


• It is also known as Blue Mountain.
• It is the highest mountain peak in the Mizo Hills (Lushai Hills).

• Currently it is the highest peak in Mizoram, India.

Guru Shikhar

• The peak Guru Shikhar is located in the Arbuda Mountains of Rajasthan.

• It is the highest point of the Aravalli Range.

• It is named Guru-Shikhar or ‘the peak of the guru’ after Dattatreya, an incarnation of Vishnu.


• Parasnath is a mountain peak in the Parasnath Range.

• It is located in the Giridih district of the Indian state of Jharkhand, India.
• The hill is named after Lord Parshvanatha, the 23rd Tirthankara.

Saddle Peak or Saddle Hill

• It is located on North Andaman Island in India’s Andaman and the Nicobar Islands.
• It is the highest point of the archipelago in the Bay of Bengal.
• It is surrounded by Saddle Peak National Park.
• It is located near Diglipur, a town in North Andaman Island.


• Mount Dhupgarh is the highest point in the Mahadeo Hills.
• Mahadeo Hills is
located in the Satpura Range, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Trisul Peak

• Trisul is a group of three Himalayan mountain peaks.

• It is located in the western Kumaun region of Uttarakhand.

• The three peaks resemble a trident or Trishula. (Trident, is the weapon of Lord Shiva)

Amsot Peak

• Amsot peak is located in the Saharanpur district of the Shivalik Hills in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

• Amsot Peak is the highest mountain peak in Uttar Pradesh.

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?
Highest Peak of Indian States
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 which
Highest Peak of 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. Nanda devi peak is located in which state?

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 of India entirely located in India?

Answer: Nanda Devi mountain peak

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