You might have seen some of the waterfalls in your lifetime or may be not! undoubtedly, waterfalls are amazing and breathtaking natural beauty that one should not miss the chance to experience the view of stunning and beautiful waterfalls.
Waterfalls offer some of the most awe-inspiring sights on earth best feeling about being alive on this exceptional planet called earth.
There are a number of waterfalls small and big waterfalls in the world, varies by their height, view, place, and force of fall.
Waterfalls normally formed due to rainstorms, landscape position, and bedrock fed area. Here are 7 beautiful waterfalls in the world.
1. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
About: The Victoria Falls is regarded as the largest natural waterfalls of the world which was discovered around 1855. The name of this fall came from the queen of that period Victoria.
Also Known As: This fall is also called as Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the smoke that thunder” and also “the adventure capital” situated on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Dimensions: The total height and width of this waterfall are 354 ft (108 m) and 5,604 ft (1,708 m) respectively.
Average Flow Rate: AFR of Victoria falls is 38, 430 cu ft/sec.
Visitors Per Year: The Fall is a popular tourist attraction in Southern Africa that fetch around 400,000 visitors every year.
Exclusiveness: Surprisingly, the fall has been considered as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world by CNN and also it is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Nearby Attraction: If you have spare time you may opt for Nature and Wildlife tours, boat tours, Safaris, and Adrenaline and Action Adventures like white water rafting, river boarding, devil swim etc.
2. Beautiful Waterfalls Angel, Venezuela
About: This magnificent waterfall of Venezuela is considered as the tallest waterfall in the world. The fall named after Jimmie Angel, a US aviator who was the discoverer of Angel falls.
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Also Known As: Angel falls is also called as Kerepakupai merú in Pemon language and Parakupa-vena in Spanish which means “waterfall of the deepest place” and “the fall from the highest point” respectively.
This Beautiful waterfall situated in Canaima National Park in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State.
Dimensions: The total height and width of this waterfall 3,212 ft (979 m) and 2,648 ft (807 m) respectively.
Average Flow Rate: AFR of Angel falls is is 6 lacs cu.ft/sec.
Visitors Per Year: This fall receives roughly 900,000 visitors annually.
Exclusiveness: Angel fall is also listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Nearby Attraction: When you visit Angel falls you may also travel Osprey and bedazzle view of flora and fauna of Venezuela via boat rides and walks.
You may also opt to enjoy swimming in the small pool that forms below the Angel falls.
3. Sutherland Falls, New Zealand
This fall named after Donald Sutherland, a great explorer who discovered the falls in 1880 and it is situated near Milford Sound in South Island, New Zealand.
Dimension: The total height of this waterfalls is 1,904 feet (580 m).
Average Flow Rate: AFR of Sutherland Falls is 11 m3/s.
Number of drops: Three
Visitors Per Year: The fall attracts approximately 14000 visitors every year.
Nearby Attraction: You may enjoy activities like sky diving, jet boating, scenic flight, sailing, and cruise etc.
4. Niagara Falls in USA/Canada
About: A unique waterfall is situated between the Ontario, Canada and New York, US border which is divided by island into two sections namely on the Canadian side the horseshoe falls and on USA side American falls.
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The falls is situated in west bank of the Niagara River in the Southern Ontario
Dimensions: The total height of Niagara Falls is 167 ft (51 m).
Average Flow Rate: AFR of Victoria fall is 85,000 cu ft/s (2,400 m3/s)
Number of Drops: Three
Visitors Per Year: The falls captivate the attraction of 12 Million tourists every year.
Nearby Attraction: You may also visit various tourist attractions like Cave of the Winds, Niagara Adventure Theater, Niagara Falls Observation Tower, Niagara Gorge Trail, and Schoellkopf Power Station.
5. Beautiful Waterfalls Gullfoss, Iceland
Also Known As Golden Falls in English
Dimensions: The total height of Gullfoss waterfall is 105 ft deep (32m)
Average Flow Rate: AFR of this fall is 140 m3/s
Number of drops: Two at right angles to each other
Visitors Per Year: Visitors in thousands visit this waterfall annually.
Nearby Attraction: When you visit Gullfoss falls you also have the options to visit Golden Circle Day Tours, Haukadalur, and Golden Circle Route.
6. Plitvice Falls, Croatia
About: Plitvice Lakes which have hundreds of beautiful waterfalls situated in National Park, Croatia with16 cascading lakes varies in color from crystal-clear to turquoise to azure. Water flow from thousands of years has formed a natural dam.
Dimensions: The total height the fall is 255.906 ft (78m).
Average Flow Rate: AFR of Plitvice falls is 1,756 m 3/s (62,010 cu ft/s).
Visitors Per Year: The falls captivates 1 million and above visitors are recorded every year.
Exclusiveness: Oldest national park is situated in South East Europe. It is also listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site of Europe.
Nearby Attraction: You may also have the option to visit Nikola Tesla memorial Smiljan, Baras Caves (Nova Krslja), Degenija Tours (Rakovica), Zip Line Centre “Pazi Medo” near Plitvice.
7. Yosemite Falls
About: Yosemite Falls is sixth highest falls in the world and the highest waterfalls in North America is situated in California’s Yosemite National Park.
Season: Flows from November through July and peak flow occurrence in May.
Best time to visit: Spring as it is completely frozen during the winter season and dry in the month of August.
Dimensions: The total height of this beautiful waterfalls is 2,425 ft (739 m)
Average Flow Rate: AFR of Yosemite Falls is 300 cubic feet per second.
Number of Drops: Three
Visitors Per Year: Around 4 million tourists visit this beautiful waterfalls every year.
Exclusiveness: This fall is formed from three separate falls, the Upper Falls, the middle cascades and the Lower Yosemite Falls.
Nearby Attraction: The other attractions near beautiful waterfalls Yosemite Falls are Panorama Trail, Glacier Point, Half Dome, Tuolumne Meadows and Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.
We have discussed 7 most beautiful waterfall around the world that are completely amusing and magnificent these waterfalls includes Angel, Gullfoss, Niagara, Plitvice, Sutherland, Victoria and Yosemite waterfalls.
So, don’t miss the chance to explore these mind-blowing waterfalls to have a tremendous experience for a lifetime.