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Major Mountain Peaks in India

Broad Peak Also known as K3 & Falchan Kangri,  in Karakoram range
Godwin Austen Also known as K2, Highest of Karakoram range
Gasher Brum Karakoram range
Nanga Parbat
  • J & K
  • Indus river skirts this range before it debouches into the plains of Pakistan
Saltoro Kangri J & K, Karakoram Range
Nun Kun Highest of Zaskar Range (J&K) – Indian side
Badrinath
  • Uttarakhand
  • Famous for Holy temple of Badrinath (Lord Vishnu)

Mountain Peaks in India

Nanda Devi Uttarakhand, 2nd highest mountain in India and the highest entirely within the country
Kanchenjunga
  • Nepal and Sikkim (B/w Teesta river in east & Tamur river in west)
  • Highest mountain in India & 3rd  highest mountain in the world
Nokrek Highest point of the Garo Hills (Meghalaya)
Saramati Highest of Naga Hills
Blue Peak Also known as Phawngpui, highest of Mizo hills
Gurushikhar Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, highest point of the Aravalli Range
Gorakhnath Highest peak of the Girnar mountain, Gujrat
Dhupgarh Highest point of Satpura Range, Located in Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh (Highest of MP also)

Mountain Peaks in India

 Parasnath
  • known as Shikharji means venerable peak + Sammet Shikhar means peak of concentration
  • a place where 20/24  Tirthankaras attained  mokṣa through meditative concentration
  • Parasnath is derived from Pārśva, the 23rd Tirthankara who attained nirvana at the site
  • Highest peak of chhota nagpur plateau, Located in Jharkhand, is a Jain pilgrimage site
Mahendragiri
  • Highest mountain peak of Orissa
  • 2nd highest of Eastern Ghats, next only to Jindhagada Peak, Andhra Pradesh
Malayagiri Orissa
Nimgiri 2nd highest mountain in Orissa
Kalsubai Highest peak in Maharashtra
Mahabaleshwar a hill station at Maharashtra
Brahmagiri On the border of Karnataka, Origin of river Kaveri

Mountain Peaks in India

Kundremukh Located on Karnataka, literally means Horse Face
Doddabetta
  • Highest point in Tamil Nadu , near Udhagamandalam (Nilgiri Hills)
  • second highest peak in the Western Ghats only next to Anamudi
Anaimudi Located in Kerala, It is the highest peak in Western Ghats and in South India
Agasthyamalai also called as Ashambu Hills, lie at the extreme southern end of Western Ghats, straddle both sides in Kerala and in Tamil Nadu
Saddle Peak highest point of the archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, located in Andaman
 Mount Hariet
  • 3rd highest peak in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago only next to
  • Saddle peak (Highest of Andaman)
  • Mount Thullier (Highest of Nicobar)
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