The chill of the high altitude, the fresheness from the air, the soothing green of the surrounding, and needless to say, the cascade of water torrenting down a rocky edge, but in a gorgeous tranquil manner – everything makes waterfalls the perfect sightseeing scene. Though some of the aforementioned waterfalls may be less approachable than the others, you ought to know about them and chalk out a plan to take a trip there or just go now.
Gullfoss (Golden drops ), Iceland
This is one of the most stunning waterfalls, particularly during the winter. Gullfoss is particularly famous for its shape, this crazy waterfall tumbles on the Hvítá River in two tiers at 90 degree angles to each other. As a result of crevice, the river Hvítá seems to vanish into the abyss. Set within an environment of mystique, the allure of this waterfall is in its surrounding as well.
Spanning across both countries of Canada and USA, Niagara Falls is one of the most famous ones on the planet. Owing to its popularity, the environment aren’t as naturesque as the others. However, easy accessibility and numerous view points make it desirable. It’s formed of two sections – the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side and the American Falls on the American side – which are separated by an island. The Horseshoe Falls are more impressive: water here drops 53 m, while the American Falls drop only 21-30 m.
Victoria falls, Zimbabwe
If these figures do not amaze you, then I don’t know what will. If you go travelling near it, you will have difficulty keeping yourself dry, thanks to all of the mist around it. An UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Victoria falls is really a work of sublime beauty.
While the majority of the other waterfalls mentioned here are singular ones, Plitvice Falls is more like a network of falls, which makes it one of the most unique one. The many drops wind in a variety of hues of blue, which range from clear to blue to turquoise. These finally extend on a limestone canyon. Located inside a national park, one can hike around and round them.
World’s highest uninterrupted, permanent waterfall deserved a place on this listing. It falls mysteriously from a tabletop mountain in Canaima National Park, in its full glory. Standing as tall as 979 metres, it is a sight to behold. Though reaching it’s a small complicated affair, it hasn’t stopped the true lovers of nature. After reaching the park, you need a river boat ride and a hike to reach the Angel Fall lookout.
Situated in Sierra Nevada, California, it’s among the greatest falls in the USA (739 metres). Being easy to access, this is one of the most popular tourist destination. How it is situated in the incomparably beautiful Yosemite Valley, also helps its case. The origin of the waterfall is melting snow, which is why, sometimes the stream may cease due to a lesser quantity of snow.