There are a minimum of about 109 Mountains on Earth with an elevation higher than 7200 metres above the sea level. Majority of these high peak mountains are unearthed on the edge of the Asian Continental Plates.
Specific considerations about the high peak mountains
- A line dividing the mountain and its multiple peaks, as well as other ridges, are not crystal clear.
- A method of measurement called “Topographic Prominence” helps in distinguishing mountains from subsidiary peaks. It considers the measure of heights of the mountains above the highest saddle point that connects it to a higher summit.
Highest mountain ranges lie basically throughout the Northern boundary of India. The Himalayas spreads from the Indus Valley in the West to the Brahmaputra in the East.
Highest Mountain Peaks In India
India is the land with diverse cultures and immense physical features like deserts, evergreen forests, plains, plateaus, mountains, valleys, rivers, flora and fauna etc. India is the home of the most extensive mountain range in the world, “The Himalayas”. Reading or learning about the mountain peaks of India is one of the vital statics of a general knowledge topic for various exams like UPSC or other civil services exam. This topic comes under the general awareness section in any competitive review, which is quite beneficial for every student or kid.
List Of Ten Highest Mountain Peaks In India
Name of Highest Peak of India according to the rank
|Location or state|
The Third highest peak in the world. It is located at the border of India and Nepal in the Great Himalayan range.
|Nanda Devi Peak||7816||Uttrakhand||It is one of the highest mountains in the world.|
|Kamet Peak||7756||Uttrakhand||It is the highest summit in the Zaskar mountain range, Garhwal, Chamoli, Uttrakhand. It is very close to the Tibet. It is less accessible than other ranges.|
|Saltoro Kangri Peak||7742||Jammu and Kashmir||It is a sub range of Karakoram. They are located very close to the Siachen Glacier(longest glaciers in the world).|
|Saser Kangri Peak||7672||Jammu and Kashmir||It is ranked 35th highest peak in the world.|
|Mamostong Kangri Peak||7516||Jammu and Kashmir||It is the highest mountain of the sub ranges Rimo Mustagh of the Great Karakoram range. It is ranked to be the 48th highest peak in the world.|
|Rimo Peak||7385||Jammu and Kashmir||It consists of four peak series and is the most important trade route in central Asia.|
|Hardeol Peak||7151||Uttrakhand||It is also known as “Temple of God”. It is the major mountain peak of Kumaon Himalaya. It is located in the Milam Valley, Pithoragarh, Uttrakhand.|
|Chaukamba Peak||7138||Uttrakhand||It is the highest peak in the Gangotri group in the Garhwal Himalaya, Uttrakhand.|
The name “Trisul” has been derived from the weapon of Lord Shiva, Trishul.It is near to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.
The highest mountain peaks of India stands out to be the famous spot of tourism for foreigners. They are the homes for a wide variety of people with different cultures. These high peaked mountain ranges help to balance and maintain the moderate temperature of India by obstructing the upcoming cold winds from different regions of the vast seas or any other cool lands.