Prelims-2016 (Geography Session)-Mountain Peaks in India

Major Mountain Peaks in India

Broad PeakAlso known as K3 & Falchan Kangri,  in Karakoram range
Godwin AustenAlso known as K2, Highest of Karakoram range
Gasher BrumKarakoram range
Nanga Parbat
  • J & K
  • Indus river skirts this range before it debouches into the plains of Pakistan
Saltoro KangriJ & K, Karakoram Range
Nun KunHighest of Zaskar Range (J&K) – Indian side
Badrinath
  • Uttarakhand
  • Famous for Holy temple of Badrinath (Lord Vishnu)
Nanda DeviUttarakhand, 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
NokrekHighest point of the Garo Hills (Meghalaya)
SaramatiHighest of Naga Hills
Blue PeakAlso known as Phawngpui, highest of Mizo hills
GurushikharMt. Abu, Rajasthan, highest point of the Aravalli Range
GorakhnathHighest peak of the Girnar mountain, Gujrat
DhupgarhHighest point of Satpura Range, Located in Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh (Highest of MP also)
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
MalayagiriOrissa
Nimgiri2nd highest mountain in Orissa
KalsubaiHighest peak in Maharashtra
Mahabaleshwara hill station at Maharashtra
BrahmagiriOn the border of Karnataka, Origin of river Kaveri
KundremukhLocated 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
AnaimudiLocated in Kerala, It is the highest peak in Western Ghats and in South India
Agasthyamalaialso called as Ashambu Hills, lie at the extreme southern end of Western Ghats, straddle both sides in Kerala and in Tamil Nadu
Saddle Peakhighest 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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