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Yamuna River >>
The Yamuna, which originates
less than a hundred miles east of the Bhagirathi, flows parallel to the Ganga
and a little to the south for most of its course before merging with the Ganga
at the holy city of Allahabad, also known as Triveni Sangam,
literally, Three-way Junction, the third river being the mythical Saraswati
which is also supposed to be an underground river. New Delhi, capital of India,
and Agra, site of the Taj Mahal, are two of the major cities on the Yamuna.
Yamuna, also called as “Jamuna”, originates from the Bundar Poonch glaciers in
district Uttarkashi of the state of Uttaranchal.
It rises from Jamunotri, in the
Himalayas. River Tons, which flows along the boundary of Himachal Pradesh, west
of district Tehri Garhwal joins Yamuna River at Kalsi and thereafter joins the
plains. From Kalsi, the river flows along the boundary of Himachal Pradesh.
Yamuna flows in a southerly direction through the Himalayan foothills and onto
the northern Indian plain, along the Uttar Pradesh-Haryana State border. The
Eastern and Western Yamuna canals are fed from the river at that point.
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