Yamuna is a major tributary of the river Ganges.
Yamuna starts in the Himalayas and it flows south and southeast for a lenghth of 1,376 km to collapse into the Ganges. Both Ganges and the Yamuna are sacred rivers for the Hindus and their confluence is a pilgrimage.
The upper part of the river forms a boarder between the states Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
The architectural wonder Taj Mahal stands on the banks of Yamuna.
According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna sanctified the River Yamuna in his childhood. It's believed that while his father Vasudeva was crossing the Yamuna with him in his hands, the Lord fell down in the river, and by the dust of his feet the river at once became sanctified.
The originating place of Yamuna is the
Banderpoonch peaks in the Mussourie range of the Himalayas in district Uttarkashi (Uttranchal).
This place is again a pilgrimage of the Hindus, where the temple of Yamunotri is established. Yamuna has beutiful mountains and forests along the track of its banks and it graces many places of historical importance on its way to the Ganges, including Agra and Delhi.