The chill of the high altitude, the fresheness in the air, the soothing green of the surrounding, and needless to say, the cascade of water torrenting down a rocky edge, but in a beautiful tranquil manner – everything makes waterfalls the ideal sightseeing scene. Though some of the below mentioned waterfalls may be less approachable than the others, you ought to know about them and chalk out a strategy to take a trip there.
Gullfoss (Golden drops ), Iceland
This is one of the most gorgeous waterfalls, particularly during the winter. Gullfoss is particularly known for its shape, this wild 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.
Niagra falls, USA and Canada
Spanning across the two nations of Canada and USA, Niagara Falls is one of the most well-known ones on the planet. Due to its popularity, the surroundings are not as naturesque as others. However, easy accessibility and numerous view points make it desirable. It is 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 striking: water drops 53 m, while the American Falls drop only 21-30 m.
Victoria falls, Zimbabwe
If these figures do not amaze you, then I do not know what will. If you go travelling near it, you’ll have difficulty keeping yourself dry, thanks to all 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.
Plitvice falls, Croatia
While the majority of the other waterfalls mentioned here are magnificent ones, Plitvice Falls is similar to a network of drops, making it one of the most unique one. The many drops end in various hues of blue, ranging from clear to azure to turquoise. These finally extend on a limestone canyon. Located inside a national park, one can hike around and across them.
World’s highest uninterrupted, permanent waterfall deserved a place on this list. 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 is a small complicated affair, it hasn’t stopped the true lovers of nature. After reaching the national park, you need a river boat ride and a hike to reach the Angel Fall lookout.
Located in Sierra Nevada, California, it is one of the greatest falls in the USA (739 metres). Being simple to access, this is one of the most popular tourist destination. How it’s situated in the incomparably beautiful Yosemite Valley, too helps its case. The source of the waterfall is melting snow, which is why, sometimes the flow may stop due to a lesser quantity of snow.