Of many wonders of the world, waterfalls are definitely the most breathtaking natural wonders which can leave viewers mesmerised and spellbound for long. Some of the spectacular waterfalls in the world are listed below, which must be on the list of all avid travellers.
Located in Zimbabwe along the Zambia border the Victoria Falls are from the river Zambezi. These falls, also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, fall from a height if 354 feet and are 5604 feet wide, thus being visible from far too.
Located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu Falls are a sight to behold since the falls form a horseshoe of 275 cascades and are 8858 feet wide.
These Venezuelan falls are the highest in the world at a height of 3,212 feet. The falls are named as Angel after being discovered by Jimmie Angel, a US aviator. The Angel Falls can be seen through the UNESCO protected Canaima National Park.
These falls located in Guyana are a tourist attraction and fall for 741 feet before reaching many cascades. The waterfall is in the middle of a jungle with no civilisation or amenities around it and thus makes for extreme adventure trip.
The famous waterfalls between the US and Canada border, the Niagara Falls have 2 sections. One is on the Canadian side called the Horseshoe Falls which are 173 feet and the other on the American side called the American Falls which drop around 100 feet.
Golden Falls or Gullfoss
Situated in southwest Iceland the Gullfoss though not too high, with plunges at 36 feet and 68 feet, are magnificent to view. The presence of a crevice makes the river Hvita seem to get lost in the abyss.
Found in Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park, the Plitvice Falls have numerous cascades thus resulting in several falls which though not very high, but are spectacular to view. The water changes colour in its course from clear blue to azure and then to turquoise.
America’s highest waterfall, the Yosemite Falls drop at 2425 feet in California’s Sierra Nevada. The stream of the falls tends to cease sometime since melting snow is the source of water for the falls which might be less sometimes.
Situated in New Zealand’s Fiordland, the Sutherland Falls are the tallest in the world since the plunge from 1902 feet above. They were found by Donald Sutherland in 1880 and create a distinctive landscape as the fall in three cascades.
Found in India the Nohkalikai Falls fall 1100 feet down from a stream that is only 2 km long. The water falls into a pool below where its colour changes to green.