Yamuna, also called as Jamuna, originates from the Bundar
Poonch glaciers in district
. 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
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.
Near Mathura it turns southeastward and passes Agra , Firozabad, and Etawah. Below Etawah it receives a number of southern tributaries, the largest of which are the Chambal, the Sindh, the Betwa, and the Ken. Near Allahabad , after a course of about 855 miles (1,376 km), the Yamuna joins the Ganges River; their confluence is a sacred place to Hindus.