The chill of the high elevation, 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 perfect sightseeing scene. Though some of the aforementioned waterfalls may be less approachable than the others, you should know about them and chalk out a plan to take a trip there.
Gullfoss (Golden drops ), Iceland
This is one of the most stunning waterfalls, especially during the winter. Gullfoss is particularly famous for its shape, this crazy waterfall tumbles on the Hvítá River in two tiers in 90 degree angles to each other. As a result of crevice, the river Hvítá appears to vanish into the abyss. Set in an environment of mystique, the allure of this waterfall is in its surrounding too.
Niagra falls, USA and Canada
Spanning across the two nations of Canada and USA, Niagara Falls is one of the most famous ones in the world. Owing to its popularity, the surroundings are not as naturesque as the others. But 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 – that are separated by an island. The Horseshoe Falls are more impressive: water drops 53 m, while the American Falls drop only 21-30 m.
The biggest singular waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls spreads out to 1.7km with an average flow of 1 million litres every second! If these figures do not amaze you, then I don’t know what will. If you go travelling near it, then you will have difficulty keeping yourself dry, thanks to all of the mist around it. An UNESCO World Heritage site, it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Victoria falls is really a work of sublime beauty.
Plitvice falls, Croatia
While most of the other waterfalls mentioned here are singular ones, Plitvice Falls is similar to a network of drops, making 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 onto a limestone canyon. Located within a national park, an individual can increase around and round them.
Angel falls, Venezuela
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’s a sight to behold. Though reaching it is a bit of a complicated affair, it hasn’t stopped the true lovers of nature. After reaching the park, you want a river boat ride and a hike to reach the Angel Fall lookout.
Located in Sierra Nevada, California, it’s among the greatest falls in the USA (739 metres). Being easy to get, this is among the most popular tourist destination. The fact that it is located in the incomparably beautiful Yosemite Valley, also helps its case. The source of the waterfall is melting snow, which is the reason, sometimes the stream may cease due to a lesser amount of snow.