Highest Peaks in States of India

India has seven prominent mountain ranges that house various mountain peaks. The topic, ‘Mountain Peaks’ comes under Geography which is a significant subject in UPSC IAS Exam –  Prelims and Mains Examination. The subject overlaps with the topics Environment, Economics and Current Events. In this article, aspirants can find a list of the highest peaks in different states of India.

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Mountain Peaks in the Indian States – How to Study this topic?

Aspirants of UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) should always have an atlas while studying this subject. Here we are listing the highest Peaks in Every State in India which is important for Geography for UPSC Prelims and mains examination.

Aspirants should first know about the prominent mountain ranges of India:

  • Himalayan Range – The Himalayan Mountain ranges are considered as the abode of the mountains, and the youngest and highest mountain range in the world. The Himalayan Mountains extend up to 2,500 km in length. It stretches from Jammu and Kashmir in the north to Arunachal Pradesh in the east.
  • Karakoram Range
  • Eastern Mountain Range/ Purvanchal Range
  • Satpura and Vindhyan Ranges
  • Aravalli Range
  • Western Ghats
  • Eastern Ghats

Mountain Peaks in India and Indian Subcontinent

Given below are the details about the highest peaks in India along with their height and the states in which they are located. 

List of the ten highest mountain peaks in India:

Top 10 Highest Peaks in India
Mountain Peak Height Description
K2 8611 metres
  • The highest peak in Indian subcontinent lies between Baltistan and Xinjiang
  • It is the highest peak in the Karakoram
Kangchenjunga 8586 metres
  • The third highest summit in the World
  • Also known as the ‘five treasures of snow’
  • Lies in Himalayan Mountain Range
Nanda Devi 7816 metres
  • 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 within India
  • It is a part of Himalayan mountain ranges (Garhwal)
Kamet 7756 metres
  • It is located near the Tibetan Plateau
  • It is located in the Garhwal region
Saltoro Kangri 7742 metres
  • It is located near the Siachen Region.
  • The Saltoro Kangri is ranked the 31st highest independent peak in the world
  • It lies in Saltoro range (a part of Karakoram Mountain range)
Saser Kangri 7672 metres
  • Located in Ladakh. 
  • This mountain peak is the 35th highest mountain peak in the world
  • It lies in Saser Muztagh range (an easternmost subrange of Karakoram Range.)
Mamostong Kangri/Mamostang Kangri 7516 metres
  • It is located near Siachen Glacier
  • It is the 48th independent peak in India
  • It is the highest peak of Rimo Muztagh range (a subrange of Karakoram range)
Rimo I 7385 metres
  • The Rimo I is a part of Rimo Muztagh, a subrange of Great Karakoram range.
  • It is the 71st highest peak in the world.
Hardeol 7151 metres
  • This peak is also known as the ‘Temple of God’
  • It is one of the oldest summits in the Kumaon Himalaya
Chaukhamba I 7138 metres
  • It is located in the Garhwal district of Uttrakhand.
  • It is a part of the Gangotri Group of Garhwal Himalaya ranges 
Trisul I 7120 metres
  • 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.

Top Mountain Peaks in India is an important static GK topic. For information on various Static GK topics, check the article linked here.

List of Mountains in India with States

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- Statewise
Peak Range/Region State Height 
Arma Konda Eastern Ghats Andhra Pradesh 1680 m
Kangto Eastern Himalaya Arunachal Pradesh 7060 m
Someshwar Fort West Champaran District Bihar 880 m
Bailadila Range Dantewada District Chhattisgarh 1276 m
Sonsogor Western Ghats Goa 1166 m
Girnar Junagadh District Gujarat 1069 m
Karoh Peak Morni Hills Haryana 1467 m
Reo Purgyil Western Himalaya Himachal Pradesh 6816 m
Parasnath Parasnath Hills Jharkhand 1370 m
Mullayanagiri Western Ghats Karnataka 1930 m
Anamudi Western Ghats Kerala 2695 m
Dhupgarh Satpura Madhya Pradesh 1350 m
Kalsubai Western Ghats Maharashtra 1646 m
Mount Iso Senapati District Border of Manipur and Nagaland 2994 m
Shillong Peak Khasi Hills Meghalaya 1965 m
Phawngpui Saiha District Mizoram 2157 m
Mount Saramati Naga Hills Nagaland 3826 m
Deomali Eastern Ghats Odisha 1672 m
Guru Shikhar Aravalli Range Rajasthan 1722 m
Kanchenjunga Eastern Himalaya Sikkim 8586 m
Doddabetta Nilgiri Hills Tamil Nadu 2637 m
Doli Gutta Deccan Plateau Border of Telangana and Chhattisgarh 965 m
Betalongchhip Jampui Hills Tripura 930 m
Amsot Peak Shivalik Hills Uttar Pradesh 945 m
Nanda Devi Garhwal Himalaya Uttarakhand 7816 m
Sandakphu Eastern Himalaya West Bengal 3636 m

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