Story of peo­ple who dive in the Ya­muna

Alive - - Con­tents - Pho­tos and cap­tions by Shi­tij Kano­jia

The Ya­muna also known as the Ja­muna, is the long­est and the sec­ond largest trib­u­tary river of the Ganges in north­ern In­dia. Orig­i­nat­ing from the Ya­munotri Glacier at a height of 6,387 me­tres on the south­west­ern slopes of Ban­der­pooch peaks in the up­per­most re­gion of the Lower Hi­malaya in Ut­tarak­hand, it trav­els a to­tal length of 1,376 kilo­me­tres and has a drainage sys­tem of 366,223 square kilo­me­tres 40.2% of the en­tire Ganges Basin, be­fore merg­ing with the Ganges at Triveni Sangam, Al­la­habad, the site for the Kumbha Mela, ev­ery 12 years. It is the long­est river in In­dia which does not di­rectly flow to the sea.

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