The chill of the high elevation, the fresheness from the air, the soothing green of the surrounding, and needless to say, the cascade of water torrenting down a rocky edge, but in a beautiful tranquil manner – everything makes waterfalls the perfect sightseeing scene. Though some of the aforementioned waterfalls may be less approachable than others, you should know about them and chalk out a plan to take a trip there.
Gullfoss (Golden falls), Iceland
This is one of the most stunning waterfalls, especially during the winter. Gullfoss is particularly famous for its shape, this crazy waterfall tumbles on the Hvítá River in two tiers in 90 degree angles to each other. Due to a crevice, the river Hvítá seems to vanish into the abyss. Set in an environment of mystique, the allure of the waterfall is in its surrounding too.
Spanning across both nations of Canada and USA, Niagara Falls is one of the most well-known ones in the world. Due to its popularity, the surroundings aren’t as naturesque as others. But easy accessibility and numerous view points make it desirable. It is formed of two sections – the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side and the American Falls on the American side – which are separated by an island. The Horseshoe Falls are more striking: water here drops 53 m, while the American Falls drop only 21-30 m.
Victoria falls, Zimbabwe
If these figures don’t amaze you, then I don’t know what will. If you go travelling near it, then you will have difficulty keeping yourself dry, thanks to all the mist around it. An UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Victoria falls is truly a work of sublime beauty.
While the majority of the other waterfalls mentioned here are magnificent ones, Plitvice Falls is similar to a community of falls, making it one of the most unique one. The many drops end in various hues of blue, which range from clear to blue to turquoise. These finally extend on a limestone canyon. Located within a national park, an individual can hike around and round them.
Angel falls, Venezuela
It falls mysteriously from a tabletop mountain in Canaima National Park, in its entire glory. Standing as tall as 979 metres, it’s a sight to behold. Though reaching it’s a small complicated affair, it has not stopped the true lovers of nature. After reaching the park, you need a river boat ride and a hike to reach the Angel Fall lookout.
Yosemite falls, USA
Located in Sierra Nevada, California, it is among the highest falls in the USA (739 metres). Being easy to get, this is among the most popular tourist destination. The fact that it’s located in the incomparably beautiful Yosemite Valley, also helps its case. The origin of the waterfall is melting snow, which is why, at times the stream may cease due to a lesser quantity of snow.