Waterfalls are creation of nature that is intriguing and endlessly fascinating. Visiting a waterfall is one of the unique experiences ever. The world is filled with some of the greatest and the biggest waterfalls which are worth the visit. These waterfalls remain among those magical natural features that can put a given destination on millions of people’s world travel bucket lists. You’ll find waterfalls in every continent but it can only be described when you witness a waterfall on your own. The view of foamy water falling over the rocks and into a pool leaving you in a mist of freshness is something that should not be missed. Every waterfall is a beauty in itself, the taller the waterfall, the more lovable it is. Visit to these amazing natural wonder can help calm your mind and soul, a chance to relax and a way to appreciate the natural beauty of Mother Earth.

Many falls might have changed in size and force over the centuries but it never fails to amaze the visitors who travel across the globe to visit this natural phenomenon. They are not only an ideal place to stop and cool off on a long hike through the wilderness, but are a breathtaking spot where you can capture the best shots from your lens. If you are looking for a perfect getaway, consider adding these spectacular waterfalls on your bucket list. Not only will they take your breath away, you’ll get to visit some pretty far-flung, exotic locations in the process. These remarkable natural wonders can be found in nearly country but some are arguably more impressive than the others like, the famous Niagara Falls, the Victoria Falls, Iguazu Falls to name a few. From the tallest ones that fall from thousands of feet to the ones that offer adventurous hikes, these waterfalls will delight the traveler in you.

We cannot argue as to which might be the best waterfalls because each and every one of has its own charm and beauty that attracts tourists from all walks of life. Here are the three main falls which can be best described when visited.

Victoria Falls

Located on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls is one of the famous tourist attractions in South Africa attracting tourists from across the globe. The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters. The Victoria Falls was described by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi-oa-Tunya’ which means ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. Being one of the popular tourist attractions, it is also famous adventure destination which truly tests your inner adventure side. The fall and the surrounding area is recognized as world heritage site and has now become popular attraction in South Africa. The noise of the Victoria Falls can be heard from a distance of 40 km, while the spray and mist from the falling water is rising to a height of over 400 meters and can be seen from a distance of 50 kilometers. To add more excitement to your trip to Victoria Falls, you can opt for a helicopter ride that provides spectacular aerial view of the falls. The best time to visit the falls is between the months of June and July as the water levels are high enough to showcase the splendor of the falls.

Niagara Falls

Situated on the border between the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls is one of the most iconic and popular destination which attracts thousands of tourists every year from all walks of life. Straddling the Canadian-United States International Border and both in the Province of Ontario and the State of New York, Niagara Falls attracts some 12 Million tourists to her majestic awesome beauty each year. Niagara Falls over the years has become a top tourist destination across the world. The tremendous volume of the water never stops flowing and hence creates an ice formation along the banks of the falls and the river. The Falls make a tremendous sound as the water goes over and lands at the bottom. At the bottom of the Niagara Falls, the water travels 15 miles over many gorges until it reaches the great Lake Ontario. The word “Niagara” is derived from the Iroquois Indian word “Onguiaahra” meaning “the strait”. The interesting fact about the falls is that in the evening intense spotlights bathe the falls with different shades of color that attracts thousands of tourists from across the globe.  

Iguazu Falls

Situated 20 km from Puerto Iguazú in the north of the province of Misiones, the Iguazu Falls is shared by both Brazil and Argentina. It divides the river into upper and lower Iguazu making it top tourist spot in the world. The Iguazu falls is the most majestic waterfalls and the most scenic one which has the famous devil’s throat that has 14 falls that drop to a height of 350 feet.  The rainforest delta surrounding the falls boasts of 2000 species of plants and is home to the opossum, the only marsupial that is found outside Australia. The Argentanian side of the falls has more vantage points from where you can get up close and personal with the falls whereas the Brazilian side renders more panoramic view of the majestic falls. Recognized as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Iguazu falls in Argentina is worth the experience. The fall is taller than Niagara and wider than Victoria and is the result of a volcanic eruption that left a large crack in the earth. The water produces thundering sound attracting many tourists from all walks of life. Several falls join the Iguazu Falls hurtling down a sheer drop, then draining into the Parana River. To view this mesmerizing fall you can visit the place during spring or fall season where the temperature remains cool and pleasant.

We cannot judge as to which fall is the best. These three falls are unique in its own way, each providing epic panoramic view and mesmerizing depth of the fall making it top tourist destinations in the world. These falls come under Seven Wonders of the World and makes it a must visit places in the world.

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