Waterfalls are the one among the beauties of the nature. There are numerous waterfalls yet to be explored, just like the hidden treasures of the nature. I guess there is no person in the world who is not amused by these beautiful waterfalls.
It could just be simple waterfalls of few feet falling into the creek beside the major highways or the one that falls from thousands of feet from a craggy cliff into the jungle river, all waterfalls are simply awe-inspiring and breathtaking. Admiring the beauty of these waterfalls cleanses and refreshes your mind and soul. Here are some of the most breathtaking waterfalls around the world which you can add to your bucketlist.
1. Angel Falls
Angel falls is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall which is 3,212 feet tall, located in the Canaima National Park, Venezuela. This mindboggling waterfall drops over the edges of the Auyantepui Mountain. This waterfall got its name as ‘Angel falls’ when a US aviator, Jimmie Angel first flew over it.
2. Jog Falls
Jog falls is one of the second highest waterfalls in India. This is a major tourist attraction among all the visitors and locals. This amazing waterfall drops from the height of 830 feet and it is created by the River Sharavathi, located in Karnataka, India. The tourist department has built about 1400 steps from the viewpoint to the bottom of the hill to get a great view of this spectacular waterfall.
3. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is one of the waterfalls that straddle the borders between the two nations, Canada and the United State. Actually, there are 3 falls that make up the Niagara Falls i.e. the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. Among these 3 extraordinary falls, Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfalls in North America.
4. Blood Falls
The only strange fact about Blood waterfall is that the water has the colour of the blood and it is locate in the remote Antarctica. The reason behind the red colour in the water is mostly due to the saltwater that is tainted with iron oxide. Another weird fact about this waterfall is that the water samples taken from here has almost no oxygen, yet there are about 17 alien-like microbes found slithering in it.
5. Gocta Cataracts, Peru
Gocta Cataracts waterfall is located about 430 miles north and east of Lima, makes its way down into the Cocahuayco River. This waterfall was well known among the local villagers but was unexplored for rest of the world. This waterfall came into light when an expedition led by a German, Stefan Ziemendorff discovered it and put it on the map.
6. Ventisquero Colgante Falls, Chile
Ventisquero Colgante falls got its name from the glacier that is hanging over the cliff in the mountains of Queulat National Park. This waterfall is the melt-water from the glacier that was discovered in 1875 and it drops down about 2000 feet into the rainforest below.
7. Virginia Falls,Canada
Virginia Falls is one among the world’s most breathtaking waterfalls. This falls was discovered in 1928 by Fenley Hunter who named it after his daughter Virginia Hunter. This falls is twice the height of Niagara Falls and drops from more than 300 feet height. Since this falls is located in the remote area of Canada, it is visited only by a small fraction of tourists every year.
8. Detian-Ban Goic Falls
Detian-Ban Goic waterfalls is actually two falls that straddle between China and Vietnam border. This waterfall drops from a 90 feet height and the thunderous effect of the water hitting the cliff is heard for miles around. Sometimes during the heavy summer rains the two waterfalls join together and this view is a beautiful sight for your eyes.
9. Sutherland Falls, New Zealand
Sutherland Falls is one among the tallest waterfalls in New Zealand (first is the Browne Falls). This waterfall drops from the height of almost 2000 feet and it is considered as the most impressive waterfall in the country, as the slope is incredibly steep, passing through various climatic zones and finally landing in a immaculate rainforest down.
10. Havasu Falls, Arizona
Havasu Falls is one of the world’s most breathtaking waterfalls, located within the Grand Canyon, Arizona. This falls is not very famous though. It lies in the Grand Canyon, one of the most stunning Natural Treasures known to the people of States. This waterfall contains a high concentration of minerals that gives a lovely blue-green colour to the water.
11. Kaieteur Falls
Kaieteur Falls is located in the Kaieteur national Park, Guyana. It drops from the height of 741 feet and plunges over the sandstone cliff. This may not be the tallest waterfall in the world but it is one of the most powerful due to the sheer volume of water that passes through its channels. It is so powerful that it is a competitor for the Jog Falls in India.