8 Highest Points Of The World That Are In India

by Suchismita Pal
8 Highest Points Of The World That Are In India

India is home to striking mountainscapes, a vast coastline, lush green forests, dramatic plateaus and a plethora of cultures. While we already take pride in the stunning diversity of India, the nation also holds the crown for some of the highest points in the world. These places aren’t just conspicuous tourist spots, but also put India in a prominent position globally. Here are 8 such highest spots of the world within India:

1. World’s Highest Statue In Gujarat

The Statue of Unity at Gujarat’s Kevadia is known as the highest statue in the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the 182-metre tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, 2018. Since then, the grand statue has received a large number of visitors from all across India and the world. A seaplane service was also launched from Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Riverfront to the Statue of Unity to boost tourism.  The statue has made its way to the list of 8 Wonders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).


2. World’s Highest Motorable Road In Ladakh

India’s Border Roads Organisation has completed the construction of the world’s highest motorable road at Umlingla Pass in Ladakh at a height of  19,300 feet. The 52-kilometre road connects many important towns in the Chumar sector of Eastern Ladakh. The Ministry revealed that this road has a higher altitude than the base camps of even Mount Everest as the South Base Camp in Nepal is located 17,598 feet high and Tibet’s North Base Camp at 16,900 feet. This newly built road has surpassed the record of Bolivia which held the crown till date for the highest motorable road.

3. World’s Highest Village In Himachal Pradesh

The picturesque Komic village in Himachal’s Spiti Valley is known as the highest village in the world. It sits at an altitude of 15500 feet. With snow-clad mountains and stunning valleys, the remote village looks like a piece of paradise. The place is known for the 14th century Lundup Tsemo Gompa Buddhist Monastery.  The people of Komic are also known to be heartwarming.


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4. World’s Highest Dosa Point In Sikkim

Sikkim is home to one of the highest and most gorgeous glacial lakes in the world, the Gurudongmar Lake, perched at a height of around 17,800 feet. En-route to Gurudongmar lake, there’s another wonder which isn’t known to many. That’s the highest dosa point in the world at 14,000 feet run by the Indian Army’s Madras regiment. Munre Munneru Dosa Point in Sikkim is near the Thangu valley Police Check Post and gives a unique experience of having delicious warm dosa in bone-chilling temperatures.


5. World’s Highest Railway Bridge In Jammu & Kashmir

The Anji Khad Bridge built over the Chenab river has been called the world’s tallest railway bridge. You will be pleased to know that the constructions are nearing the end. Sharing this engineering achievement on Twitter, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal called his bridge an ‘engineering milestone.’  The steel arch of the rail bridge is 1.315 km long and is built at a height of 359 meters. This bridge is also the country’s first cable-stayed Indian Railways bridge.

6. World’s Highest Cafe In Ladakh

Want to soak in the experience of slurping Maggi at the highest cafeteria in the world ? Perched at 18, 360 feet, Rinchen Cafeteria in Ladakh is the highest cafe in the world. The cafe serves some of our all-time favourites! You can sip on some piping hot tea, heartily devour some soupy Maggi and sometimes even gorge on momos while enjoying the panoramic views of the dreamy surroundings.


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7. World’s Second-Highest Post-Office In Himachal Pradesh

The Hikkim Post Office is located around 14567 feet above sea level in Himachal’s Spiti Valley. To the locals, it might be simply a mail depot, but to an outsider, it is a pretty little building ringed by towering mountains, with a crystal clear stream flowing aside- a sight straight out of the fairytales. The board outside the Hikkim Post Office clearly reads that it is the highest post office in the world. But Hikkim’s post office the world’s highest until India Times discovered another at Qomolangma Base Camp in China. This Everest Base Camp post office is perched at a height of nearly 17,060 feet.  Located within the camp, it doesn’t even look like a post office and thus barely catches the eye of anyone.


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8. World’s Third Highest Mountain Peak

Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world passes through West Bengal’s hilly town Darjeeling and north-eastern state Sikkim. The mountain lies between India and Nepal and its gorgeous views attract a large number of tourists from all over the world. Joe Brown and George Band had first climbed Kanchenjunga in 1955.