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The highest peak in Annamalai hills is __________.
d)Aroya konda

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Hint:Annamalai hills is a mountain range in the Western Ghats. Running along the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, this mountain was formed due to fault block movements in Holocene Epoch.

Complete answer:The Annamalai hills are also known as Elephant hills and the area is drained by many rivers like Aliayar River, Apambar River, Chinnar River, Kadambari River, Neerar River, Mannambhally, Pambar River and Parambikulam River.

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Option A- Anaimudi with a height of 8842 feet or 2695 metres is the highest peak in Annamalai hills. The peak is located at the southwestern end of the Annamalai hills. Anaimudi or the Anai peak is the highest peak in the entire southern peninsula. The peak is located at the southern end of Eravikulam national park.

Option B- Dodabetta is the highest peak in the Nilgiris with a height of 2637metres. It is situated just 10km away from Ooty.

Option C-Gurushikhar is the highest peak in the Aravallis with a height of 1722 metres. It is part of Arbuda mountains of Rajasthan.

Option D- Aroya Konda is the highest peak in Eastern Ghats. It has a height of 1680 metres and is located in Andhra Pradesh.

Therefore the correct answer is option (A).

Note:The peak of Aroya Konda is also known as Sitamma konda. Meesapulimala peak in Kerala, Kolaribetta peak in Tamil Nadu, Mukurthi peak in Tamil Nadu are other important peaks of Western Ghats.Another point to note is that Eravikulum national park, of which Anaimudi is part of , has the largest surviving population of Nilgiri Tahr.