Nature has lots of beautiful things. Some will just blow you mind. One such features is a waterfall. The splendid sight of water under high velocity descending a steep gradient from a cliff into a gorge is one thing you will crave to see.
However, not every river has a waterfall. You need to travel a lot in order to view some of the best waterfalls in the world. Here is a list of top 10 most beautiful, largest, highest waterfalls in the world.
01. Victoria Falls (Africa)
It is the biggest waterfall in the entire world. It is located on River Zambezi at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. You will be able to see columns of sprays of water even at a distance of kilometers away. More than 500million cubic meters per minute of water flow over the edge over a width of nearly 2km, into a gorge over 100m meters below. This is definitely one place you must visit when you are still alive.
02. Jog Falls (India)
This fascinating waterfall falls at an incredible height of 253 meters. It is found on River Sharavathi in India. It is one of the leading tourist attraction sites in India, attracting visitors from different parts of the world. Before the onset of rainy season, Jog Falls is almost unrecognizable. You will only be able to see thin streams of water dropping down the cliff. However, during the monsoon season, the waterfall resumes life and becomes enormous.
03. Ban Gioc – Datien Falls (Vietnamese)
These are two waterfalls which are found on Quay Son River that strides Vietnam border. It is regarded as the fourth largest cross-border falls in the world of Niagara, Iguazu and Victoria. Water drops at a height of 30 meter down the gorge from the cliff. In addition, it is further separated into 3 falls by rocks and trees. You will be able to hear the thundering effect of water as it hits the cliff even from a distance.
04. Blue Nile Falls (Ethiopia)
It is found on River Blue Nile in Ethiopia. It is sometimes referred to as Tis Abey in Amharic which means ’’smoking water”. The waterfall is located on the upper course of the river, 30 km downstream from Lake Tana. Large amount of water from this waterfall has been diverted into a dam for generation of hydro-electric power. However, it is still a great tourist attraction site in Ethiopia.
05. Angel Falls (Venezuela)
This is the highest waterfall in the world whose flow is non-interrupted. It has an unbelievable height of 979m and a plunge of 807m. The most interesting fact about this waterfall is that it is so high to an extent that its water atomizes due to strong winds in the surrounding area. This makes the water to disappear in a fine mist even before reaching the ground surface. You will h really enjoy seeing this with your naked eyes.
06. Kaieteur Falls (Guyana)
This high volume waterfall is situated on Potaro River in Central Guyana. It is located in Kaieteur National Park. It is regarded as one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. It has an average flow of 663 cubic meters per second. It flows from a height of 226m. This is about 5 times that of Niagara Falls and two times Victoria Falls. Its huge water volume is what makes it stand out from other waterfalls.
07. Niagara Falls (North America)
Niagara is a general name which refers to three waterfalls-The American Falls,Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls which are found at the border between US and Canada. They form Niagara Gorge at the southern end. The falls receive over 14 million visitors each year. This makes it one of the best tourist attraction site.
08. Gullfoss (Iceland)
It is the most beautiful and powerful waterfall on Iceland. It is situated on White River. In addition, it has a height of 32m with water trickling down from both sides of the wall into a deep gorge. During summer, glacial rains as well as regular rains fills the river hence increase in the volume of the water fall.
09. Vinnufossen (Europe)
It is regarded as the tallest waterfall in Europe and the 6th tallest in the entire world. It is located in Sunndalsora village in Sunndal municipality in Norway. The waterfall is situated on River Vinnu which flows from Mt Vinnufjellet mountain. You will also be able to a catch a beautiful view of Vinnufona glacier that feeds the river. It then flows into river Driva near Hoelsand village.
10. Iguazu Falls (South America)
Iquazu Falls is located at the border between Brazil and Argentina. It consists of 275 falls on River Iquazu. Most of the falls have a height of 64 m height.
In conclusion, the above waterfalls are so spectacular. They are worth visiting so that you can appreciate nature’s creation.
Do not just continue to read about them on books or watch them on TVs. When you have an opportunity to visit, do not hesitate. You will realize how beautiful the world is.