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Top 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

 


A waterfall is one of the most amazing creations that nature has to offer. Find our Top 10 list for the most beautiful waterfalls in the world…

 


1. Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world by size. The thundering waterfall has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1989…

Activities in the waterfall area include a heart-racing bungee jumping opportunity that is not for the faint of heart. Thrill seekers jump around 365 feet from a bridge near the falls, bouncing up and down on the bungee cords.


 



2. Iguazu Falls in Argentina

People come from all over the world to see what is perhapsArgentina’s star natural attraction: the mightyIguazúFalls. Made up of some 275 individual waterfalls and cascades, the park in which they’re located has an amazingly comprehensive and well-maintained set of catwalks that allow you get right up close and personal with the vast sprays of water.


 



3. Angel Falls in Venezuela

Also known as Salto Angel, the Angel Falls at Canaima National Park in Guayana has a height of 979 meters. To have a nice view of the falls, tourists are advised to go to the site during rainy season. Some of the activities that can be done at the place include boating and canoeing.



 

4. Kaieteur Falls in Guyana

This plunge waterfall is located in a little known South American sovereign-state of Guyana. This fall produces an extremely high volume of waterfall, averaging 663 cubic meters per second. It ranks 123rd in height at an elevation of 226 meters. According to the World Waterfall Database, it is one of the most scenic waterfall in the world.


 



5. Niagara Falls in USA/Canada

Niagara fall is one of the Northern hemisphere’s greatest natural wonders – to be ticked off alongside the Grand Canyon, the Rockies and a cruise around Alaska’s glaciers.. While a visit to Niagara Falls – either the Canadian or U.S. side – offers spectacular views of mighty waterfalls, visitors should be prepared for lots of development and tourist schlock



 


6. Gullfoss (Golden Falls) in Iceland

Gullfoss (“Golden Falls”) is a magnificient 32 meter high double waterfall on the White River (Hvítá). It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The flow of the river from the regular rains and the glacial runoff, particularly in summer, makes it the largest volume falls in Europe.

 

 


7. Plitvice Falls in Croatia

The Plitvice Falls are located in the boundaries of the Plitvice Lakes National Park on the road between Zagreb and Zadar. Thanks to the beautiful falls, forests, and lakes, the park has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Sight, and visitors to Plitvice Falls will understand why it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Croatia.


 


8. Yosemite Falls in USA

California is home to several national parks and Yosemite is one of the most popular parks of all. Many visitors to the park are there to see the Yosemite Falls, but besides that, you can also go on a multi-day hike, go skiing in winter and camp out in the wilderness. In Spring you can expect the waterfall to thunder as it tumbles down the 729 meter drop to the bottom of the lower falls.


 


9. Sutherland Falls in New Zealand

New Zealand is another area for dramatic spectacles of this type. Sutherland Falls – three spectacular leaps totalling 1,904 feet – is the highest of them. Part of the attraction of these falls is the leaping action of the water from the two main ledges on the mountain wall. Named after discoverer  Donald  Sutherland, who found the falls in search of a new route to Lake Wakatipu.



10. Nohkalikai Falls in India

One of the tallest and certainly - some of the most beautiful falls in the world are Nohkalikai Falls. It is located near Cherrapunji, in Meghalaya, the northeastern state of India. The height of this waterfall is around 1100 ft. Nohkalikai Falls literally means ‘Jump of Ka Likai’ in Khasi language.


 

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