India is known for its cultural diversity and secularism. However, the said diversity is not just limited to religions but physical beauty, too such as the dry dessert, snowy mountains, fertile plain, and evergreen forests.
Talking about the mountains, the great Himalayan Ranges is the highest mountain range in the world and consists of several highest peaks in the world.
Let’s explore 5 of the highest peaks in India.
Height: 8586 m Location: Sikkim
The third highest in the world, Kangchenjunga is the first highest peak in India standing high at an elevation of 8586 meters. Literally translating to “The Five Treasures of Snows” i.e., Gold, Silver, Gems, grain, and Holy Books, Kangchenjunga consists of five peaks and located in the great Himalayas range, Sikkim.
Nanda Devi Peak
Height: 7,816 m
Located in Garhwal Himalayas region of Uttarakhand, Nanda Devi Peak is one of the highest mountain peaks in the world and ranked second in India.
Height: 7756 m Location: Uttarakhand
The highest summit in the Zaskar Mountain Range of the Garhwal region in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, Kamet is the second highest mountain summit of the Garhwal Himalayas. Lying really close to Tibet, it is surrounded by three major neighboring peaks. It is situated north of the main range and is more remote and therefore less accessible than some Himalayan peaks.
Saltoro Kangri Peak
Height: 7,742 m
The highest peak of Saltoro Mountain ranges, Saltoro Kangri is the biggest range of greater Himalayan Mountains. Near to the longest glaciers in the world, the Siachen Glacier, Saltoro Mountains are situated at the centre of great Karakoram. It is the 31st highest independent mountain peak in world with an elevation of 7,742 m (25,400 ft) in Kashmir.
Saser Kangri Peak
Height: 7,672 m Location: Jammu & Kashmir
A group of five majestic mountain peaks forms the Saser Kangri Peak. The highest mountain peak among all five brothers, it stands at an elevation of 7,672 m (25,171 ft) and Ranked 35th highest in the world.