Mountains and Hills of India

Important Facts

The study of mountains is called Orology

Highest mountain in IndiaKanchenjunga
Highest mountain in India (incl POK) Mt K2 also known as Godwin Austin
Oldest mountain range in India Aravallis
The highest peak in the Western Ghats and also South India isAnamudi in Kerala
The highest peak in the Aravallis isGuru Shikhar, near Mt. Abu in Rajasthan
Raisina Hill, the area in New Delhi where Rashtrapati Bhavan is located is an extension ofAravalli Hills
The hill ranges which geographically divide northern India from the Deccan PlateauVindhyas
The Western Ghats are also known asSahyadri hills
The name of the hill on which the famous Vaishno Devi temple is locatedTrikuta
Mt Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva of Hindu mythology is located in Tibet

Hill Ranges of India

Eastern GhatsTamil nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal
Western GhatsTamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra
AravallisGujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana
Cardamom HillsKerala and Tamil Nadu
Anaimalai HillsKerala and Tamil Nadu
Nilgiri HillsTamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka
Palani HillsTamil Nadu
Satpura RangeGujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
VindhyasGujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh
Garo HillsMeghalaya
Khasi HillsMeghalaya
Jaintia HillsMeghalaya
Pir PanjalHimachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir
KarakoramLadakh region in Jammu and Kashmir