List of Mountain Ranges in India – UPSC

In this article, You will read List of Mountain Ranges, Hills, and Plateaus in India – for UPSC IAS.

Mountain Ranges in North India – North to South

Mountain RangesStatesHighest PeakRemarks
Saltoro MountainsLadakhSaltoro KangriSub-range of the Karakoram
KarakoramPoK, LadakhGodwin-Austen or K2
8,611 m
Highest peak in India
Deosai MountainJ&K
Ladakh RangeJ&K
Zanskar RangeJ&KKamet Peak
7,756 m
Pir Panjal RangeJ&K,
Himachal Pradesh
Indrasan
6,221 m
Zabarwan RangeJ&KPart of Pir Panjal
Dhauladhar RangeJ&K
Kishtwar HimalayaJ&KBharanzar
Garhwal HimalayaUttarakhand
Dundwa RangeNorthern UPPart of Sivalik Hills

Mountain Ranges in Central India – West to East

Mountain RangesStatesHighest PeakRemarks
Girnar RangeGujrat
Aravalli RangeGujrat
Rajasthan
Haryana
Delhi
Guru Shikharoldest fold mountains in India
Malwa PlateauMP
Rajasthan
Rajpipla HillsGujratPart of Satpura
Gawilgarh HillsMaharashtra
MP
Part of Satpura
Mahadeo HillsMPMount DhupgarhPart of Satpura
Bhanrer RangeMPPart of Vindhya
Bhander PlateauMP
Maikal HillsChhattisgarhPart of Satpura
Kaimur RangeJabalpur, MPPart of Vindhya
Baghelkhand PlateauUP
Sonpar HillsMP
Vindhya RangeGujrat
MP
UP
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
Sad-bhawna Shikhar or Kalumar peak
Satpura RangeGujarat
Maharashtra
MP
Chhattisgarh
Mount Dhupgarh

Chota Nagpur Plateau – North to South

Mountain RangesStates
Rajmahal HillsJharkhand
Hazaribagh PlateauJharkhand
Mailan HillsChhattisgarh
Ranchi PlateauJharkhand
Hazaribagh HillsJharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Ramgarh HillsChhattisgarh
Garhjat HillsJharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Odisha

Mountain Ranges in North East India

Mountain RangesStatesHighest PeakRemarks
West to East & South to North
Dafla HillsArunachal PradeshPart of Purvanchal
Miri HillsArunachal Pradesh
Abor HillsArunachal Pradesh
Mishmi HillsArunachal Pradesh
KangchenjungaNepal
Sikkim
3rd highest mountain in the world
2nd in India
Part of eastern Himalayas
West to East
Garo HillsMeghalaya
Khasi HillsMeghalayaShyllong
1,968 m
Shillong city situated on it
Jaintis HillsMeghalaya
Mikir HillsAssam
Rengma HillsAssam
North to South
Patkai BumArunachal Pradesh
Naga HillsNagalandMount Saramati
Langpangkong RangeNagaland
Barail RangeAssam
Nagaland
Part of Purvanchal
Laimatol RangeManipur
Bhuban HillsAssam
Mizoram
Atharamura RangeTripuraPart of Siwalik Hills
Lushai Hills or Mizo HillsMizoramPhawngpuiBlue Mountain
Mountain Ranges in North East India

Western Ghats Mountains  – North to South

Mountain RangesStatesHighest PeakRemarks
Satmala HillsMaharashtraDhodap
Ajanta HillsMaharashtra
Harishchandra RangeMaharashtraHarischandragarh
Balaghat RangeMaharashtra
KudremukhChikkamagaluru, KarnatakaKudremukha
Baba Budan HillsKarnatakaMullayanagiri
1930 m
kurinji blooms
Nilgiri MountainsTamil NaduDoddabetta
2,637 m
Eastern & Western Ghats meet
Akamala Machad HillsThrissur, KeralaVazhani sanctuary
Vazhani Dam
Anaimalai HillsTamil Nadu
Kerala
Anamudi
2,695 m
Anamudi is the highest peak in south India
World Heritage Site
Palani HillsTamil Nadu
Kerala
Vandaravu
Cardamom HillsTamil Nadu
Kerala
cardamom spice cultivation
Varushnad HillsTamil NaduPart of Cardamom

Eastern Ghats Mountains – North to South

Mountain RangesStatesRemarks
Nayagarh HillsOrissa
Bastar PlateauChhattisgarh
Nallamala HillsAP
Telangana
Erramala HillsAndhra Pradesh
Velikonda RangeAndhra Pradesh
Palkonda RangeAndhra Pradesh
Seshachalam HillsAndhra PradeshTirupati City
Nagari HillsAndhra Pradesh
Javedi HillsTamil Nadu
Melagiri RangeTamil Nadu
Shevaroy HillsTamil Nadu
Pachaimalai HillsTamil Nadu
Sirumalai HillsTamil Nadu
Pachaimalai Hills
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