The top ten highest mountain peaks in India are discussed in this article. Anyone who has heard of India, whether a resident or a foreigner, is familiar with the subcontinent’s diversity, not only culturally and linguistically, but also in terms of natural terrain, which includes valleys, mountains, rivers, flora, and fauna.
Our country is also home to the mighty Himalayas, the world’s highest mountain range with some of the world’s highest peaks. The Karakoram, Garhwal Himalaya, and Kanchenjunga ranges are home to India’s highest peaks, including Kanchenjunga, Nanda Devi, and Kamet, to name a few.
With an elevation of 8,586 metres, Kanchenjunga is India’s highest mountain peak and the world’s third highest peak (28,169 ft). It is located in Sikkim, India, near the border with Nepal, in the Himalayan range. Anamudi is the highest peak in India’s Western Ghats and the highest point in South India.
Top 10 Highest Peaks in India:
|Mountain Peak||Height (in meters)||Main Points|
|K2 (Godwin-Austen)||8611||The highest peak in Indian subcontinent lies between Baltistan and Xinjiang and the second highest summit in the World.|
|Kangchenjunga||8586||The highest peak in India & the third highest summit in the World.Also known as the ‘five treasures of snow’|
|Nanda Devi||7816||It is the second-highest peak in India and is ranked the 23rd highest peak across the world.The Nanda Devi National Prak, located in vicinity to the peak, consists of the best high altitude flora and fauna.This is the highest peak located entirely in India|
|Kamet||7756||The third highest peak in the country but not as accessible as others due to its location.It is located near the Tibetan Plateau|
|Santoro Kangri||7742||It is located near the Siachen Glacier, one of the longest glaciers in the world.The Santoro Kangri is ranked the 31st highest independent peak in the world.|
|Saser Kangri||7672||Located in Jammu and Kashmir, it is a group of five majestic mountain peaksThis mountain peak is the 35th highest mountain peak in the world.|
|Mamostrong Kangri||7516||It is located near a remote area of Siachen GlacierIt is the 48th independent peak in India|
|Rimo||7385||The Rimo is a part of the Great Karakoram ranges.It is the 71st highest peak in the world.|
|Hardeol||7151||This peak is also known as the ‘Temple of God’It is one of the oldest summits in the Kumaon Himalaya|
|Chaukamba||7138||It is located in the Garhwal district of Uttrakhand.It is a part of the Gangotri Group of ranges which includes a total of four peaks|
|Trisul||7120||The name of this mountain peak is taken from the weapon of Lord Shiva.It is one of three mountain peaks located in the Kumaon Himalaya in Uttrakhand.|