A waterfall is a section of a river or a stream where water drops from a vertical height. Waterfalls have a picturesque view so they generally make great tourist spots. The following are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Let’s read.
10 most beautiful waterfalls in the world
Niagara Falls is probably the most famous waterfall in the world. Located at the border of the USA (New York state) and Canada (Ontario Province), Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls – the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls is the most clicked among the three. The average height of the waterfall is about 51 meters. Niagara Falls has one of the highest flow rates for a waterfall in the world.
The waterfalls of Meghalaya, India
The Meghalaya state of India is one of the wettest places on Earth. There are many picturesque waterfalls in the state. The most famous ones are Nohkalikai Falls and Nohsngithiang Falls. Nohkalikai Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in India with a height of about 340 meters (1,115 ft). These waterfalls especially during the rainy (monsoon) season are a sight to behold.
Iguazu Falls are located on the border of Argentina (Misiones Province) and Brazil (Paraná state). The waterfall has multiple drops over a large area. Iguazu Falls are often touted as the largest waterfall in the world by the volume of flow. However, this claim cannot be verified. Many famous Hollywood movies like Black Panther and Indiana Jones are shot at the Iguazu falls.
Kegon Falls is a famous waterfall in Japan. Located in the Tochigi Prefecture, Kegon falls is 97 meters (318 ft) high. The waterfall is located at the exit of Lake Chūzenji on the Daiya river.
Yosemite Falls is located in Yosemite National Park, California where it is the main attraction. The waterfall has a height of 739 meters (2,425 ft) and has three sections- the Upper Yosemite, the Middle Cascades, and the lower Yosemite.
Victoria Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in the world with a width of 1,708 m (5,604 ft). Located on the Zambezi River on the Zimbabwe-Zambia border, the waterfall is a UNESCO world heritage site. Victoria Falls is 108 m (355 ft) high and is located at an altitude of about 915 meters above sea level.
The waterfalls of Iceland (Seljalandsfoss, Gullfoss, Goðafoss, Skógafoss, etc)
Iceland is a small island nation in Europe. There are several majestic waterfalls in Iceland. The picture of some of these falls may be sitting on your PC’s home screen.
Angel Falls is possibly the highest waterfall in the world. It has a height of 979 meters (3,212 ft). Located in the Canaima National Park of Venezuela, Angel Falls is the most visited tourist destination in the country.
The waterfalls of the Western Ghats
The Western Ghats is a mountain range that runs parallel to the west coast of India. There are several beautiful waterfalls in these mountains amidst the diverse flora. The famous ones include the Jog Falls (253 meters/830 ft), Dudhsagar falls (320 meters/1017 feet), Athirappilly Water Falls, etc.
Krimml Falls is the highest waterfall in Austria. Located on the Krimmler Ache river, the waterfall has a height of 380 meters (1,247 feet).