With the mighty Himalayas towards the north and a plethora of mountain ranges spread all over the country, India has a wide range of mountain peaks, many of which are amongst the tallest on
earth. With sky soaring peaks and blinding thick clouds in a picturesque setting, the sights of these peaks paint an image in your memory that you will find hard to forget. And trust me, you’d not want to forget that one moment your whole life.
Here is a list of the top 6 peaks in India
1. Kanchenjunga – (28169 ft, 8586 m)
Kanchenjunga requires no introduction. It is the third highest peak in the world and 1st in India. Standing tall with an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 ft) the name means “The Five Treasures of Snows” which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. A treat for the eyes, this is one peak you should definitely check out!
2. Nanda Devi – (25663 ft, 7824 m)
Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain peak in India as Kanchenjunga lies on the border areas of India and Nepal. Standing tall at an elevation of 7824 meters (25663 ft), it was the highest known mountain in the world until 1808 when western surveyors discovered Dhaulagiri.
3. Kamet – (25446 ft, 7756 m)
One of the more famous peaks in India, Kamet is the second highest mountain peak in Garhwal Himalayas and lies in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. It is the third highest peak in India considering the fact that many tall peaks are now in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. This mountain peak is the 29th highest in the world.
4. Saser Kangri I – (25,171 ft, 7672 m)
The highest peak in the Saser Muztagh, the easternmost subrange of the Karakoram range in India is Saser Kangri I (or Sasir Kangri). Lying towards the northwestern end of the Saser Muztagh, this mountain stands at an elevation of 7,672 m (25,171 ft) and is ranked at no. 35 in world’s highest mountain peaks.
5. Mamostong Kangri – (24,659 ft, 7516 m)
This is the highest peak in the remote Rimo Muztagh range, which is a subrange of the Karakoram range in India. This mountain peak stands at an elevation of 7,516 meters (24,659 feet) and is ranked 48th in world’s highest peaks.
6. Saser Kangri II - (East at (24,665 ft, 7518 m) ; West at (7,500 meters))
Saser Kangri II in the Saser Muztagh range is ranked 49 in the top 100 mountain peaks of the world. The eastern elevation of the peak is 7,518 m (24,665 ft) and the western elevation is 7,500 meters.