The world is beautiful and surely its nature has to be the most beautiful creation. If you are a nature lover, beholding beautiful waterfalls should be a highly pleasing experience for you. If you travel to enjoy the diverse nature around the world, you should consider visiting the following 12 most beautiful waterfalls from around the world.
1. Niagara Falls
Visit the Niagara Falls in the USA and Canada and you will be surprised just why these falls are so popular yet they are not so high. At only 167 feet high, what makes the Niagara Falls so popular is that they roll over three times, every time looking so awesome. Some people say that the view from the Canada side is more awesome but hey … whatever!
2. Iguazu Falls in Argentina/Brazil
With average flow of 1000 cubic meters per second and a spanning distance of an unbelievable 2km, the Iguazu falls in Argentina and Brazil has to be one of the most popular and most visited waterfalls in the world. In fact, it is a combination of around 275 small individual waterfalls and cascades. It is arguable the most popular among the major tourist attractions in Argentina. The Brazil section of the waterfall gets huge number of international tourist each year.
3. Plitvice Waterfalls
While the beauty of Plitvice waterfalls in Croatia is unique, its crystal clear lake makes it even more stunning to watch for the visitors. It is a network of countless waterfalls. Walking along the boardwalks around, under and over these waterfalls and lakes can be a highly pleasing experience for any nature lovers, making it one of the most beautiful attractions in Croatia.
4. Victoria Falls in Zambia
Africa has some awesome waterfalls, but among the most impressive of them all is the Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe. With a width of almost 2000 feet and height of 354 feet, these falls leave little to the imagination. They are located in a park that is rich with diverse flora and fauna. You might also see the big five beasts of Africa and the world while at it.
5. Havasu Falls
The image of the Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon as the water smoke-spirals down the red rocks will never leave your mind. From almost a mile away, you will hear the thunder of the falls and the echoes off the canyon walls. The falls are not very high, just about 100 feet, but still worth visiting.
6. Yosemite Falls
This one is located in Yosemite National Park in California. It is quite high at 2425 feet. Located at one end of the Yosemite Valley, getting there is easy and the views in the valley are quite endearing. It does not flow throughout the year, but it is there for a good number of months. The trails leading to it have great scenery and it is quite popular in America.
7. Vinnufossen Falls
Right in the heart of Norway you will find the awesome Vinnufossen Falls and once you see the misty long drop of the water at high speed, you will love it. It is 2820 feet high, just a small volume, thanks to the big Vinnufona Glacier, which feeds the falls. However, closer by, there is Mardalsfossen which is close by but has more volume, although in some months it is used to generate hydro electricity. This is the highest fall in Europe.
8. Kaieteur Falls in Guyana
All of 741 feet, the roaring thunder of the water and the awesome looking forest scenery around the falls makes this look just so awesome. Do not forget your camera because these falls are unique and cannot compare to any others.
9. Angel Falls
Located in Venezuela and at an impressive height of 3,212 feet and classified as the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world meaning no cascades, steps or rolls, there is every reason to go to Venezuela just to see the Angel Falls. From a distance, Auyan-Tepui Mountain has never looked so majestic and awesome.
10. Langfossen Waterfalls
This is another of the most memorable sights in Norway, found in Etne and looking just like a perfect postcard picture. At almost 2000 feet high, these falls drop down a mountainside, looking ever so majestic and picturesque you might never want to leave Etne. While at it, get some of the best-baked delicacies to ever come out of Norway.
11. Ramona Falls
Ramona Falls is in Oregon, and it is so beautiful you will not want to tear your eyes away from it. Located in the Mount Hood Wilderness, this one is not too big at just 120 feet, but it is beautiful and this list is for the most beautiful waterfalls. To get to the waterfalls, you will hike a popular trail that is 7.1 miles long and has quite an elevation, so girdle up!
12. Jog Fall
Jog Fall is in India, and it is huge. If you see its pictures, they will remind you of a cameo scene in a movie. At 830 feet high, these falls are indeed impressive. The fall comes from the Sharavati River, and it has been used for the generation of hydro electricity since 1948.
These are some of the most beautiful waterfalls you can ever see. These are perfect places to take your family and enjoy a family vacation. If you have young kids, you may want to take them to one or more of the most visited zoos around the world.