Yamuna river flowing into the Ganges river in Triveni Sangam near Allahabad

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The Yamuna, or Jumna, is the largest tributary river of the Ganges (Ganga) in northern India. Originating from the Yamunotri Glacier at a height of 6,387 metres on the south western slopes of Banderpooch peaks in the Lower Himalayas in Uttarakhand, it travels a total length of 1,376 kilometers (855 mi) and has a drainage system of 366,223 square kilometres (141,399 sq mi), 40.2% of the entire Ganges Basin, before merging with the Ganges at Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, the site for the Kumbha Mela every twelve years.

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Photo taken in Triveni Sangam, Baand Marg, Kumbh Mela Area I, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211005, India

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  • Uploaded on December 15, 2007
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    by Paolo Grassi

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