Nature is extremely beautiful and enticing. It looks magical, romantic, mysterious, alluring and dangerous all at the same time. But the best part about nature is white foggy water falling from a height commonly known as waterfalls.
Waterfalls are so simply beautiful that one can’t do anything but bow-down in respect. Waterfalls can make you imagine all sorts of fairytale scenarios. The solemn and calm feeling they provide is the reason why they manage to attract thousands of visitors around the year.
So, if you are also planning to have a beautiful vacation and enjoy some time in the lap of nature then maybe you should check out the list below. You never know which of these waterfalls can become your next travel destination.
Have a look!
1. Gullfoss, Iceland
The fall is spread across the whole breadth of Hvítá river. It tumbles down in two successive tiers at eight right angles.
2. Kaieteur Falls, Guyana
This beautiful waterfall is situated in the middle of the wilderness with no urban amenities available. It is 741 feet tall and 370 feet wide. This place is basically for adventure lovers.
3. Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
One of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world is Iguazu situated on the border of Argentina and Brazil. It comprises of 275 individual waterfalls and is spread across two miles of cliffs somewhere in a rain-forest.
4. Yosemite Falls, California
Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in California and it is as tall as 2,425 feet. This fall is the result of melting snow so when there is no snow, there is no fall as well.
5. Dettifoss Waterfalls, Iceland
Dettifoss is one of the most powerful and dense waterfalls with 500 cubic meters of water plunging every second over the edge. It is like a personal heaven for hikers as they get to enjoy a 34 km hike before reaching this picturesque scene.
6. Plitvice Falls, Croatia
This elegant beauty is situated in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. The fall looks splendid because of the various cascades it has to overcome. The color is also very unusual and it changes from azure to turquoise.
7. Sutherland Falls, New Zealand
Sutherland is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. It is situated in Fiordland, New Zealand. It falls from the height of 1902 feet in three cascades.
8. Niagara Falls, US/Canada
Everyone knows about this beautiful massive fall situated on the borders of US and Canada. The fall provides the proximity to its visitors from US and Canada both. The mammoth size and the picturesque scene of the fall will leave you bewildered.
9. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls is the main attraction for visitors because of the beautiful water smoke. It is one of the largest singular waterfalls on earth. It is a mile in length and is also ranked in the UNESCO world heritage.
10. Angel Falls, Venezuela
It is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. It falls from a great height of 3,211 feet and the height is so great that most of the water evaporates before it can even touch the ground.
11. Detian Falls, Vietnam
These falls sit right in the border of Vietnam and China on the Guichan River. The falls are great and also has an interesting backstory. Apparently, the place near these falls was once the hiding spot for bandits and treasure is still found in the caves nearby.
12. Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
This 65 meters high waterfall is one of the best-known waterfalls in Iceland. There is also a path that leads you to a cave behind the waterfall. You can visit the place in summers so that you can also catch the sight of a beautiful rainbow.
13. The Rhine Falls, Switzerland
The Rhine falls is possibly the largest plain waterfall in Europe. The best way to reach the falls is by a boat ride to the center of the cliff. You can also come here at night when there are spotlights lit up here.
14. Jog Falls, India
With the height of 830 feet, these are one of the largest falls in India. The visiting season to Jog Falls is the rainy season.
15. Skogafoss, Iceland
With a 60 meters fall and a width of 35 meters, it is one of the biggest and most popular waterfalls in Iceland. You can also catch a double rainbow here sometimes.
16. Khone Falls, Laos
Located on the border of Laos and Cambodia, Detian spews 2.5 gallons of water every second from Mekong River. This fall is one of the main reasons why you can’t enter into China through Mekong River.
17. Shifen Waterfalls, Taiwan
One of the most beautiful locations in Taiwan is this cascading waterfall. The picturesque scene and the beauty of the fall will hypnotize you for sure.
18. Langfossen, Norway
The most amazing thing about this waterfall other than its beauty is the fact that you can practically park the car right under the waterfall. Feels like going for a picnic now?
19. Gocta Falls, Peru
According to some people, Gocta is the 5th highest waterfall in the world and according to others, it stands in the 16th position. This fall was discovered in the year 2005.
20. Reichenbach Falls, Switzerland
The Reichenbach waterfall is an amazing place for a picnic. The fall is surrounded by lush green cliffs and rocky mountains. It was also the last location of the final encounter between Sherlock Holmes and Moriarity.
21. Mardalsfossen, Norway
The water of Mardalsfossen is used for hydroelectricity. This fall is at its best at the time of summer. The water drops from the height of 2,145 feet in the clear blue colored river flowing just below the rocky mountains.
22. Erawan Falls, Thailand
Erawan is one of the best attractions of Erawan National Park. Some say that it resembles the three-headed elephant mentioned in Hindu mythology. It is a seven-tiered fall with the blueish water you will ever see.
23. Russell Falls, Tasmania
The Russell Falls is a tiered and cascading waterfall situated in Tasmania. It falls in the form of three different tiers and creates a sheet of an enchanting blue curtain at the last fall.
24. Havasu Falls, Arizona
Located in the western part of the Grand Canyon. It has a magnanimous blue color and the temperature remains 70 degrees throughout the year. It’s a good place for bathing and it also has a small beach.
25. The Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia
This is found in Ethiopia. The waterfall looks extremely amazing from a distance from where you can get a full view of the fall. In 1626, a stone bridge was built just downstream of the falls and you can still find the remains of that stone bridge.
26. Bigar Waterfalls, Romania
Bigar waterfall is not like other normal waterfalls. It is an eight-meter-high rounded waterfall which falls over a green carpeted moss. It is diverted into a sheet of countless streams.
So, I am sure you must have picked up a waterfall for your next vacation. Hopefully, you enjoyed it. Share and comment below.