Yamuna facts for kids
|States||Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana|
|- left||Tons, Hindon, Sarda, Kunta, Gir, Rishiganga, Hanuman Ganga|
|- right||Chambal, Betwa, Ken, Sindh|
|Cities||Yamuna Nagar, Delhi, Mathura, Agra, Etawah, Kalpi|
|- location||Banderpooch peaks, Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand, India|
|- elevation||3,293 m (10,804 ft)|
|- location||Allahabad, India|
|- elevation||74 m (243 ft)|
|Length||1,376 km (855 mi)|
|Basin||366,223 km² (141,399 sq mi)|
The Yamuna (Sanskrit: यमुना), sometimes called Jamuna (Bengali: যমুনা, Hindi: जमुना, Urdu: جمنا) or Jumna, is a major river in North India. It is the largest branch of a bigger river called the Ganges. It is 1370 km long. It begins at the Yamunotri, which is in the Himalayas. It goes through the Indian states of Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. At the end, it flows into the Ganges. Rivers that come out of the Yamuna include the Tons (the largest of the ones that come out of it), Chambal, Betwa, and Ken.
Yamuna as seen from the Taj Mahal, Agra.
Yamuna near Allahabad, just few kilometers before it meets the Ganges.
Images for kids
Yamuna Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.