Top 5 Mountain peaks in India

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                    India is known for it’s diversity . Diversity is not only confined to people it is spread across in various facets of India. Of those Indian Geo-Physical features is the one that has to be mentioned. Mountains are one of the important geographical feature. The northern boundary of India lies a cluster of Mountain ranges which is characterised by some the highest peaks in the World. For example Mount Everest ,the tallest peak on the land is situated in this Mountain ranges. In this post we’ll list down few “to be noted” peaks along the ” Great Himalayas”

KANCHENJUGA

        Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world and 1st in India. This beautiful yet awe creating peak stands tall with an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 ft). The literal meaning of Kanchenjunga means “The Five Treasures of Snows” and these treasures are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books.
          Kanchenjunga is a group of five peaks out of which four are over 8450 ft. All these five peaks are believed to be repositories of God.   Three of five peaks (main, central and south) are on the border of North Sikkim district of Sikkim, India and the Taplejung District of Nepal.   The other two peaks are completely in Nepal’s Talpejung District. India’s side of Kanchenjunga also has a protected park area called the Khangchendzonga National Park.

NANDA DEVI

           This mountain peak is located deep inside the Kumaon ranges of Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Nanda Devi is the second highest Indian mountain after mount K2 and is situated entirely in the Indian sub-continent. The mountain stands tall at an elevation of 7824 meters (25663 ft).
             The Nanda devi peak is the part of Garhwal Himalayas and the mountain is located in between Rishiganga valley on the west and the Goriganga valley on the east.  The name Nanda Devi means “Bliss-Giving Goddess”. The peak is regarded as the patron-goddess of the Uttarakhand Himalaya.

KAMET

              Kamet is the second highest mountain in the Garhwal region, behind Nanda Devi.  It is located in Garhwal’s northern section, separated from the region’s third highest peak,
               The Kamet is most properly considered part of the Zaskar (or Zanskar) Range, which lies north of the main chain of the Himalaya, between the Suru River and the upper Karnali River.
In appearance it resembles a giant pyramid topped by a flat summit area with two peaks.

SASIR KANGRI


Sasir Kangri is a great mountain with four high peaks rising from a glacier-clad north-south summit ridge.
It is the highest mountain in the final southeastern stretch of the Karakoram, rising just fifty miles north of the city of Leh.
                Dangerous cornices, avalanches, crevasses, and general inhospitability of Sasir Kangri repeatedly forced the earlier parties off the mountain.  This massif lies toward the northwestern end of the Saser Muztagh, at the head of the North Shukpa Kunchang Glacier, a major glacier which drains the eastern slopes of the group. The Sakang and Pukpoche Glaciers head on the western side of the group, and drain into the Nubra River.

MANA


Along the Northeast of Badrinath an impressive cluster of Mountain peaks can be found. The mountains rise almost on the Indo-Tibetan border with Mana and Kamet as the principal peaks. Mana itself marks the eastern extremity of the Zanskar range.
            The Mana peak  lies between the pass of the same name and the Niti Pass.
It marks the eastern extremity of the Zanskar range and lies between the high Niti and mana passes, two of the best known, most trodden and traditional land routes between India and Tibet.

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