Highest peaks in South India

The following are the top 3 highest peaks in South India.

Anamudi

Outside of the himalayas the western ghats are the mountain range with the highest peaks in India. There are several peaks in Western ghats having elevation greater than 2,500 meters. The highest is Anamudi which has an elevation of 2,695 m and is the highest mountain in South India.

Anamudi is located in the Anaimalai hills of Kerala, a sub range of western ghats. The peak is surrounded by the dense evergreen forests which are home to many enthralling wildlife species such as the Asian elephant and the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.

Anamudi
Anamudi view from Rajamala, Munnar – Photo by Jiths under CC BY 2.0

Meesapulimala

Meesapulimala is just a tad shorter than Anamudi. It has an elevation of 2,640 meters. It is a popular trekking destination that offers breathtaking views.
(Note : A permit may be required for the hike)

Second highest peak in South India
photo by Sarathgks92 under CC BY-SA 4.0

Doddabetta

Located in the Nilgiri hills, Doddabetta has an elevation of 2,637 meters. The peak is a popular tourist attraction. People who visit Ooty often visit the peak. There is a telescope house at the summit.

Telescope House
Telescope house at the top of Doddabetta – photo by David Brossard under CC BY-SA 2.0

Some useful information

  • The highest point in the Satpura range is Dhupgarh which has an elevation of 1,350 meters.
  • The highest point in the Aravali range is Guru shikhar which has an elevation of 1,722 meters.
  • Western ghats are older than the Himalayas.
  • The highest point in the Eastern ghats is Jindhagada Peak which has an elevation of 1,690 meters.

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