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Indian Subcontinent

Range TypeMiscellaneous physical or political Feature
Highest PointAnamudi (2695 m/8842 ft)
CountriesIndia (89%), Pakistan (7%), Sri Lanka (3%), Bangladesh (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,673,861 sq km / 1,032,379 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent2,953 km / 1,835 mi North-South
2,464 km / 1,531 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long20° 17' N; 79° 12' E
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Map of Indian Subcontinent
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Indian Subcontinent.
AsiaLevel 1 (Parent)
         AnatoliaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Levant RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Zagros MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Iranian PlateauLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Arabian PeninsulaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Central Asia RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Tien ShanLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Tibet and Central ChinaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         HimalayaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Indian SubcontinentLevel 2
                 Central IndiaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Western GhatsLevel 3 (Child)
                 DeccanLevel 3 (Child)
                 Eastern GhatsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Cardamom HillsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Sri LankaLevel 3 (Child)



Major Peaks of the Indian Subcontinent

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Anamudi26958842Cardamom Hills
2.Doddabetta26368648Western Ghats
3.Pidurutalagala25248281Sri Lanka
4.Kirigalpotta2388+7835+Sri Lanka
5.Thotupola Kanda2357+7733+Sri Lanka
6.Vavul Mala23397674Western Ghats
7.Adams Peak22437359Sri Lanka
8.Single Tree Hill20906857Sri Lanka
9.Elivai Malai20886850Western Ghats
10.Namunukula20366680Sri Lanka
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Anamudi26958842Cardamom Hills
2.Doddabetta26368648Western Ghats
3.Pidurutalagala25248281Sri Lanka
4.Guru Sikhar17225650Central India
5.Arma Konda16805512Eastern Ghats
6.Chamundi Hill10643490Deccan



Photos of Peaks in the Indian Subcontinent

Pidurutalagala
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Compass rose inside the fenced compound at summit (2016-05-13). Photo by Patrick Thornley.
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Adams Peak
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Adam's Peak - view from Dalhousie village (2008-02-12). Photo by Bartek Skorupa.
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Mullayanagiri
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The trail on the north-east side is closed (2018-12-01). Photo by Ruud van den Boom.
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Sigiriya
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Apparently, not that crowded. Yikes! (2019-12-22). Photo by Christina Bushunow.
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