One of the best places in the world to relax and have a great time is a waterfall. Waterfalls are one of the few places where one can relax, or even have an unforgettable adventure. They serve many purposes. No wonder so many people like to visit waterfalls on their vacations. From providing electricity to being havens of enjoyment, waterfalls play a huge role in our lives. So, here are top 5 waterfalls around the world that you must visit if you love waterfalls.
Angel Falls in Venezuela
The world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, Angel Falls, is located in Canaima National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Angel Falls is 3,212 feet (979 metres) high, and the water falls uninterrupted straight to the ground. It is a magical sight. Angel Falls is a complete adventure destination, as the place is known for extreme sports. Firstly, to get here, you have hike through thick forest grounds. You can also take a river trip during the wet season. To reach up to the top of the waterfall, you need to be a skilled mountaineer. The trek is quite treacherous and dangerous, but is worth it once you reach the top. A stunning view that cannot be compared to anything else awaits you. Some people even do base jumping from the waterfall. It is one of the top base jumping destinations in the world. Therefore, if you love waterfalls, you must visit Angel Falls.
Niagara Falls, USA-Canada
Possibly the most famous waterfalls in the world, the Niagara Falls is a popular tourist attraction, and one of the best waterfalls in the world. Located on the Canadian-American border, the Niagara Falls is known for the power and volume of the water that goes through every day. There are two sides, the Canadian side is horse-shoe shaped, and the American side is more normal-looking. The Canadian side has a deeper fall. You can take a cruise that takes you close to the falls, and you can enjoy getting wet in the thick mist created by the waters. Though it is an out an out tourist destination, you will still be amazed by the power and beauty of Niagara Falls. It is a must-visit destination.
Victoria Falls, Zambia-Zimbabwe
You can reach this beautiful place from either from Zambia or Zimbabwe, as it is located right on the border, much like Niagara Falls. Locals know Victoria Falls as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, which translated to English means the smoke that thunders. And how true it is. During the rainy season, the mist created by the water falling rises up so high, that it can be seem from many kilometres away. The quiet Zambezi river turns into a roaring waterfall cutting through the many gorges. Tourists come here to enjoy the view, water and adventure sports. Victoria Falls is known for adventure sports like whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, bridge swing helicopter rides, highwire, ziplines, flying fox, etc. So, at Victoria Falls, you can admire the waterfall, and enjoy some amazing adventures.
Sutherland Falls, New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the few nations in the world where nature comes truly alive. It is well-known that the country is full of geysers and hot springs, but there is another attraction that brings in people from all over the world. Sutherland Falls is a gorgeous waterfall in Fiordland National Park. The waterfall has a 1,904 feet (580 metre) drop and you have to walk the world famous Milford Track through the forest to reach here. Many tourists love coming here to enjoy the falls and the giant pool at the bottom. The waterfall is loud, and there is thick mist all around. Just walking up to the falls will make you soaking wet. But if you love water, you will absolutely love this place.
Believed to have been made in the last Ice Age, 14,000 to 17,000 years ago, the Rhine Falls in Switzerlandis a plain waterfall. It may not be powerful and dangerous as other waterfalls, but the natural beauty of the water, and the surrounding areas make it one of the best waterfalls in the world. The waterfall can be reached by bicycles, cars, and public transport. There are staircases all around that help the tourists reach the multiple viewing platforms. Rhine Falls is Europe’s favourite waterfall, and a must-see if you taking a Europe tour.
If you are looking for peace and calm, or are looking for breathtaking adventures, the above mentioned waterfalls are perfect. Waterfalls showcase nature’s awesome power and beauty, and will continue to be attractive tourist destinations.
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