Famous attractions on the banks of Yamuna river

Jul 17, 2023

By: Ayush Mehrotra & Shagun Chaudhary

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

The iconic Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is located on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra. It is a stunning white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife.

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Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Situated near the Yamuna River, the Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It served as the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty. The fort complex houses various palaces, mosques, and gardens.

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Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra, Uttar Pradesh

Located in Sikandra near Agra, Akbar's Tomb is the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar, the third Mughal emperor. The tomb complex combines Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain architectural elements and is set in a large garden on the banks of the Yamuna River.

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Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, Mathura

Situated near the Yamuna River, the Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. It attracts devotees from all over the world and houses various temples and shrines dedicated to Lord Krishna.

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Yamuna Ghat, Delhi

In Delhi, several ghats provide access to the Yamuna River, including the popular Nigambodh Ghat and Yamuna Ghat. These ghats are significant for religious rituals, including cremations and immersion of ashes.

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​Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Delhi

Located near the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi, the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is a magnificent Hindu temple complex known for its intricate architecture, stunning sculptures, and spiritual exhibits. It showcases Indian culture, spirituality, and history.

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Sangam, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad, now known as Prayagraj, is a city where the Yamuna and Ganga rivers meet. The confluence of these rivers, called Sangam, holds immense religious significance. It is considered a holy site for pilgrims and hosts the Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering in the world.

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Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

Vrindavan is a town situated on the banks of the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh. It is associated with the childhood and adolescent pastimes of Lord Krishna. The town is dotted with numerous temples dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha, attracting devotees and tourists alike.

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Kalindi Kunj Park, Delhi

Kalindi Kunj Park is a recreational park located along the Yamuna River in Delhi. It offers lush green gardens, walking tracks, picnic spots, and a beautiful view of the river. The park also hosts cultural events and exhibitions.

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