List of mountain peaks of Maharashtra
Maharashtra has an extensive mountain range running parallel to its 750 km long coastline. This range is geographically part of the Sahyadris or the Western Ghats which forms a crest along the western edge. of the Deccan plateau separating it from the coastal Konkan belt. Throughout its extent it bears some renowned peaks, hill stations and valleys. Parts of the western ghats has been designated as the Hottest Biodiversity Hotspots.
List of mountain peaks [ edit ]
Following is the list of some notable peaks:
(This list is highly inaccurate in terms of ranks)
|Rank||Photo||Name||Elevation in meters||Mountain Range||District||Significance|
|1||Kalsubai ||1,646||Kalsubai Range||Ahmednagar/||Highest point in Maharashtra.|
|2||Salher||1,567||Selbari Range ||Nasik||Highest fort in Sahyadris and the 2nd highest peak in Maharashtra.|
|3||Gawaldev||1,522||Malsej Range||Ahmednagar||Peak between Ghanchakkar and Katrabai top|
|4||Ghanchakkar||1,509||Malsej Range||Ahmednagar||4th highest mountain of Maharashtra|
|5||Dhodap||1472||Satmala Range||Nasik||2nd highest peak in Nashik.|
|6||Taramati||1,431||Malshej Range||Ahmednagar||This is one of two peaks on Harishchandragad.|
|7||Harishchandragad||1,424||Sahyadri Range||Ahmednagar||A popular trekking destination with ruined fortifications and ancient caves tracing back to the Microlithic age.|
|7||Saptashrungi||1,416||Satmala Range||Nasik||It is a site of Hindu pilgrimage.|
|8||Torna||1,404||Pune Range||Pune||It is the first fort captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1643.|
|9||shares 9th position padargad from raigadh district near Karjat height 4490 ft ,1389 m||9||Purandar||1,387||Pune Range||Pune||It is the birthplace of Sambhaji Raje Bhosale son of Shivaji Maharaj.|
|10||Mangi-Tungi||1,331||Selbari Range||Nasik||Only twin-pinnacled peak with plateau in between.|
|11||Rajgad||1,318||Pune Range||Pune||Formerly known as Murumdev, it was capital of the Maratha Empire during the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for almost 26 years, after which he moved the capital to Raigad.|
|12||Sinhagad||1,302||Pune Range||Pune||Location of the renowned Battle of Sinhagad.|
|13||Ratangad||1,297||Malshej Range||Ahmednagar||2nd highest peak in Ahmednagar.|
|14||Brahmagiri||1,295||Trimbakeshwar Range||Nasik||Site of origin of the sacred Godavari river is near Trimbak.|
|15||Anjaneri||1,280||Trimbakeshwar Range||Nasik||According to Hindu scriptures, it is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman and thus is named after his mother.|
|16||Pratapgad||1,080||Satara Range||Satara||Significant as the site of the Battle of Pratapgad, the fort is now a popular tourist destination.|
|17||Raigad||820||Pune Range||Raigad||Served as the capital to former Maratha Kingdom ruler Shivaji Maharaj in 1674.|
|18||Wilson Point, Mahableshwar||1425||Satara Range||Satara||Tourist attraction for Cool environment in summer days.|
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