9 Most Beautiful & Famous Waterfalls in The World
We all love to travel and you agree with it. For our purpose of travelling there are many amazing things out there that nature offers us with. Like beautiful landscapes, mountains, valleys, hill stations and in this case beautiful waterfalls.
Waterfalls are an amazing sight to look at, seeing water gushing through rocks and falling down from great heights into a beautiful valley or a river is a sight difficult to forget ever in your life.
If you are looking forward to go on a trip then you can surely add these waterfalls to your bucket list.
Even while going to the location you can have a great experience of trekking and sighting helping you to have a deep look into the beauty of the nature.
The waterfalls we’ll be talking about are some of the most beautiful & famous waterfalls around the world. Trust it, you will never forget their jaw dropping beauty.
Listed below are 9 of the most startling waterfalls you have ever seen.
1.) Niagara Falls
Being a majestic waterfall shaped like a U Niagara Falls is located between the border of US (via New York State) and Canada (Ontario).
The height of the falls is seemingly impressive at 167 feet (or 99 meters for Canadians) and also quiet long stretching on for what looks like forever.
The American side mostly trades on natural and scenic views of the falls while the Canadian side focuses on touristy towns to spend the weekend.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit the falls is between May & September when you will be able to see a clear blue sky and some beautiful rainbows.
For those getting ready to pay a visit during the winter- “Good Luck” because its going to be very cold around the falls.
2.) Gull Foss
Planning to visit Iceland for your next trip then be sure to add this waterfall to your must to visit list.
The Gull Foss is rushed by the waters of Olfusa River and is one of the most iconic and beautiful waterfalls of Iceland.
The line- “Water falling from the great height appears to as if vanish into the center of the earth”; just truly explains the beauty of the waterfall.
The height of the water fall is about 104 ft but don’t let these numbers fool you. The sheer force of the running water is what attract the tourists.
Best time to visit: As the summers in Iceland are warm and the days are quiet long summer is the best time to visit the waterfalls. People also suggest that time between 3pm-4pm is the best suited for seeing the amazing lighting over the cliffs.
3.) Plitvice Falls
Unlike the other waterfalls the Plitvice waterfalls is not just a single waterfall rather it consists of network of waterfalls.
Situated at a height of about 255ft this alluring waterfall is a part of the Plitvice Lakes National Park situated in Croatia.
These waterfalls lead into many crystal-clear lakes that are another extremely beautiful sights to look at.
Almost around 1 Million tourists visit this amazing waterfall each year. The sighting has been open since 1949 and is still one of the most jaw dropping destination in Europe.
Best time to visit: Summer is considered the best time to place a visit to these falls and it is also a peak tourist season. The reason is because summers in Croatia are warm and sunny but keep in mind it can sometimes go from warm to hot.
And also, there is a lot of rush during this season due to which many people even recommend Autumn as a better bet.
4.) Victoria Falls
How can we forget Victoria falls? It is one of the most majestic and beautiful waterfalls located at the border of Zambia & Zimbabwe.
Victoria falls are about 1km wide and about 355ft (107 meters) though not being the tallest or widest waterfalls they are still called the largest in the whole world.
The falls are extremely beautiful to look at as the water rushes down in high speed it sometimes even forms pretty looking rainbows. Victoria falls are also represented with the line “once in a lifetime”.
Best time to visit: Victoria falls are popular for their year-round temperate weather but the best time to visit is in between March & August. The summers are considered to be dry & hot, even the fall is not in their full form.
5.) Jog Falls
Jog falls are an impressive looking waterfall situated in Karnataka, India. They flow in a series of seemingly looking independent cascades, though they all come from the same river The Sharavathi River.
The height of these falls is impressively high at about 253 meters. It is surrounded by dense evergreen forest all around it. You can even see beautiful rainbows at the foot of the waterfall.
If you are a trekking enthusiast then the near by area of the falls is a great place for you to go trekking. To receive an amazing & beautiful look of the waterfall you can go up to the Watkins Platform.
Best time to visit: If you want to see the waterfall into its full raging form then the time between June to September (monsoon) is the best.
6.) Yosemite Falls
No-person in this world can deny the impressive beauty and the majestic height of the Yosemite Falls.
These waterfalls are a part of California’s Yosemite National Park and are the main attraction in the park. They are about 2,425ft (740m) tall which makes them majestic and extremely beautiful.
The hiking trail to the Upper Yosemite falls might be a bit issue as it is very tiring but it is worth the amazing experience you feel once you reach the top.
The fall is divided into three sections and the Upper Yosemite fall is the tallest among them and also one of the tallest in the world.
Best time to visit: The spring is considered to be the best time to visit the waterfall as during this time the wildflowers start to bloom which makes it much more beautiful and satisfying. Also, the weather during the spring is warm but mild.
It is recommended that you should not visit the falls during the winter. The reason behind this is that visitors can expect snow and also the flow of the falls might get compromised.
7.) Havasu Falls
The color combination present near the Havasu Falls is a very beautiful sight to encounter. The orange & pink color of the rocks and the beautiful pool of the cerulean blue is incredibly beautiful.
The amazing blue color of the water is due to the calcium carbonate present in the water.
The Havasu Fall is one of the five waterfalls on the Havasupai Indian Reservation within the Grand Canyon. It is located in Arizona, US.
Thought the height of the fall is only 30 meters and not seemingly high but the view is still worth it. It even offers hiking & camping.
Best time to visit: The early spring and the late autumn is considered the best time to visit the Havasu falls because during this time the temperature is considered the best for hiking and even the weather conditions are pleasant for camping.
During the summer the weather is even better for camping but in order to avoid the heat you will have to start your hike early in the morning.
8.) Sutherland Falls
Situated at the South Island of New Zealand is the jaw dropping Sutherland Falls. It is still not clear if the Sutherland fall is the tallest waterfall in New Zealand or not. But the falls 1,904ft (580 meters) height is tall enough to impress many people.
The falls have also been the place for many hikers since 1890 and are still one of the favorite ones for many trekkers out there.
Sutherland falls is a part of Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Area) in New Zealand and is situated in a beautiful and deep forest.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit the falls is during the rainy season. Many less experienced hikers will consider summer to be the best time to visit this beautiful waterfall.
The tail to the Sutherland falls has also been given the title- “Finest Walk In The World” due to its pretty looking surroundings.
9.) Angel Falls
Angel falls is the highest singular waterfall in the world at a height of 3,212ft (979 meters). If you are looking forward to visit Venezuela then make sure to pay a visit to the Angel Falls.
It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. An interesting story about the falls is about its discovery. It is said to be discovered by Sir Walter Raleigh while he was trying to find the city of El Dorado.
The path to the waterfall is remote and those going for it will be rewarded with the sight of one of the most spectacular places on Earth.
Best time to visit: June and December are considered the best time for visiting the Angel Falls because during this time not all but most of the river trips take place. The view during this time period is the best.
If you are planning a trip at any other time of the year then that’s not a good idea because the trip might not be possible.
Note: We have not placed the waterfalls in any definite order all of them are all placed randomly in the list our only motive was to tell you about the best 9.
There are many other beautiful waterfalls to visit to but the ones we chose are those which are most liked and also the most beautiful.
If you love to go on treks then some of these waterfalls can help you with that. As many of them have some amazing hiking pathways and trails.
Which one have you chosen to put up into your visit list let us know in the comments? And also have you ever visited any of these waterfalls listed above? We will love to hear from you so let us know in the comment section down below.