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IN Travel & Adventure ON 26 Oct, 2016
The magnanimity of nature can be witnessed when gallons of water falls down from thousands of feet above, creating a breath-taking view. When streams of water gush down noisily, one cannot help but marvel at nature's beauty and bow down in respect. Attracting thousands of visitors round the year, especially during the rainy season, waterfalls make for the most picturesque locations.
If you are looking forward to more exciting experiences in life, take a dekko at some of the most amazing waterfalls in the world you can visit the next time you plan to step into nature. With global warming taking over our earth, these natural beauties are not promised forever, so grab the first opportunity and visit them before they vanish into the thin air forever.
The largest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls is sure to leave you overwhelmed. It falls from an incredible height of 3,211 feet. In fact, such is its height that water evaporates before it can even touch the ground.
Located on the Zambia and Zimbabwe border, the Victoria Falls are a mile in length and ranked as the largest singular waterfall on earth. The mist or water smoke that rises from this fall makes it one of the most loved attractions in the world. No wonder, it is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site.
There is hardly a soul who has not heard of Niagara Falls. One of the most popular attractions in the US and Canada, these falls will make you fall in love with their mammoth size and picturesque location. The best part about these falls is the proximity it offers to its visitors. Visitors from both Canada and America can get extremely close to this wonder in the boat run by the authorities there.
Named after the person who discovered it, the Sutherland Falls is located in Fiordland, New Zealand, are one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. Plunging down from a height of 1902 feet, they fall in three cascades and enhance the beauty of the landscape by leaps and bounds.
Striking and elegant, the Plitvice falls are located in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. Due to the various cascades the water has to overcome, the falls look splendid among the greenery it encompasses.
The color of the water is not the same everywhere and changes from a soothing azure to turquoise as you move your eyes around to absorb its magnificence.
Iceland's answer to the Grand Canyon of the USA, Dettifoss falls are the largest and most powerful waterfalls in Europe. With 500 cubic metres of water per second plunging down over the edge, these dense falls make for a picturesque location and let the hikers enjoy the 34 km hike trail that goes along the canyon from Dettifoss to Asbyrgi.
The highest waterfall in North America, Yosemite falls are as tall as 2,425 feet. The fall is a result of melting snow and hence when there is not much snow at the top, the falls take a recess.
If there is something incredibly spectacular on this planet, it is the Iguazu Falls bordering Brazil and Argentina. Comprising of a bunch of 275 individual waterfalls, this hulk of falls spreads across two miles into the rain-forested cliffs.
This 741 feet tall and 370 feet wide monster is popular for being the tallest single-drop waterfall in the world. It is usually thronged by adventure junkies as it sits in the nature's lap with wilderness surrounding it and no urban amenities to assist.
Spanning the entire breadth of Hvítá river, the Gullfoss Falls (English translation is Golden Falls) is undoubtedly the most eminent natural attractions in Iceland.
The fall tumbles down the river in two successive tiers at right angles to each other and looks remarkable owing to its unique shape.