After his first glimpse of Nanda Devi in 1948, the American mountaineering pioneer, Willi Unsoeld, dreamt of having a daughter named after the peak. 28 years later, his daughter, Nanda Devi Unsoeld, perished while climbing her namesake.
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Mount Semeru, a volcanic mountain in East Java, Indonesia, is named after Mount Sumeru (or simply Meru) from Hindu mythology. Meru is said to be at the centre of the cosmos.
The highest point in India is the peak of Kangchenjunga at 8586m. Technically though, K2 at 8611m and situated in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, is India's highest point.
Griddhraj Parvat or Vulture Peak in Madhya Pradesh was the final destination of the classic Chinese epic, Journey to the West. Hieun Tsang and his companions travel from China to a temple on Vulture Peak to retrieve Buddhist sutras in order to enlighten their country.