Visiting these waterfalls offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sightsee few of the most picturesque sights on earth. In fact, waterfalls are our planet at its most elementary. Filled with an awe-inspiring beauty, they leave you spellbound with the stunning sight and overwhelmed with a splitting voice. Here are 9 of the most beautiful waterfalls you must visit in your lifetime:
Plitvice Falls, Croatia
Home to few of the most breathtaking waterfalls on the planet, Plitvice Lakes National Park features 16 gushing lakes enriched with the goodness of crystal-clear shades of emerald. Water flowing over the chalk and limestone for thousands of years has created barriers, paving the way for natural waterfalls that cater to stunning sights and sound.
Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon
Plunging beautifully over the blistering red rocks and merging into lush-blue waters, Havasu falls are the most sought-after waterfalls in the Grand Canyon. Its booming roar could be heard from a mile away, reverberating through the steep rock walls that surround it.
Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
Featuring jaw-dropping 275 individual cascades, Iguazu falls stretch through 2 miles of rain-forested cliffs. Regarded as one of the most awe-inspiring treasures on the planet, it is a marvel to cherish throughout your lifetime.
Gullfoss Falls, Iceland
One of Iceland’s most eminently visited attractions, Gullfoss Falls, or Golden Falls features two diverse drops successive to each other, and spanning through the whole width of the Hvítá River. What’s more? Summer afternoons often cater to spectacular rainbows in its drifting mist.
Angel Falls, Venezuela
Regarded as the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, it is not only 3212 feet high but also witness to longest single drop at 2648 feet. It drops from a sky-high mountain deep into an equatorial rainforest.
Burney Falls, California
Nestled on the Burney Creek, these amazing falls were called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by President Theodore Roosevelt. With a forceful flow of 100 million gallons of water a day, the waterfall’s roaring water comes from a spring lying above the 129-foot high falls.
Niagara Falls, Canada/USA
One of the most famous waterfalls around the world, Niagara Falls comprises of the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side and American Falls on the American side. The Horseshoe Falls in Canada are more impressive as water falls from 173 ft, whereas American Falls drop from only 70–100 ft. height.
Detian Falls, Vietnam/China
Finding itself at the border of China and Vietnam, Detian Falls translate to Virtuous Heaven waterfall. Featuring a classic rocky landscape towering over lush green paddies, the falls seem straight out of a dream, producing a majestic mist on the Quy Xuan River.
Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
Regarded as the largest waterfall in the world, theVictoria Falls are located on the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Its native name, Mosi-oa-Tunya, translates to “Smoke that Thunders,” describing it aptly.