Waterfalls are an eternal beauty with a spectacular sight. The cascade of water flowing down from the mountains give a breathtaking view. If you are an explorer then waterfalls are the most beautiful encounters you can come across.
The high feet mountains poring a cascade of water and giving you a soothing freshness. Mountains are beautiful but when they roll down the milky water they look even more gorgeous. Can anything in this world be so mesmerizing?
Watching the waterfalls would be a dreamy paradise everyone would want to be in. There are many waterfalls famous for numerable reasons, but we have shortlisted the highest waterfalls in the world.
Let Us Roll Our Eyes On To The Spectacular Waterfalls In The World
1. Angel Falls
The first reason to visit Angel Waterfall is that it is the Highest Waterfall in the world. Rolling down from a height of 979 metres, the waterfall is named after Jimmy Angel. It is located in the Guiana Highlands in Bolívar state, in the Southeastern part of Venezuela. The waterfall leaps from a mountain named ‘Devil’s Mountain’. The waterfall is 150 metres wide at the base. This place is a UNESCO heritage site which comes under the Gran Sabana region of the Bolivar State.
Location: Auyán-tepui, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Height: 979 m
2. Iguazu Falls
Among the world’s best waterfalls, Iguazu Falls are one of the most visited waterfalls in the world. The waterfall is located on the border of Brazil and Argentina and is a part of Iguazu Falls. Since the waterfall lies on the border, the major part of it falls on the side of Argentina while the largest system of waterfalls covers Brazil too.
The waterfall found in 1541 is 82 in length and has a history behind. It is believed that the deity wanted to marry a boy who ran away with her lover in a kayak. The deity got furious and in that rage, she sliced the river creating waterfalls for both of them.
Location: Misiones Province, Argentina
Height: 82 m
3. Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls has one of the most alluring sights to offer to any visitor. Making a place in the Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. The fall is located at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe gives an awe-inspiring view. The grandeur of the gushing waterfall can be seen from the distance of 50km. The base also has a clear water pool where you can relax and chill with your friends. The fall derived its name after the reigning queen ‘Queen Victoria’. This beautiful waterfall has a splendid picturesque which makes it a sure thing to visit.
Height: 108 m
4. Niagara Falls
This is another fall which is on the border of two countries, Canada and the USA. The Niagra falls has three waterfalls connected which fall in different countries. The official city of Niagara falls is Ontario which is in Canada. This place is loved by many cyclists and nature admirers who ride down on their cycles to witness this breathtaking view.
The Niagara Parks also offer an enduring cinematic view of the misty clouds and sparkling waterfalls making a gushing sound. The fall rate of this beautiful waterfall is the highest in North America. It has a drop of more than 50 metres which makes it the major tourist attraction in Canada.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Height: 51 m
5. Kunchikal Falls, Karnataka, India
Kunchikal Falls is the tallest waterfall in India which has a height of 1493 ft. It is located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka and falls under the Agumbe Valley. The famous waterfall is formed by the Varahi River and is home to many reptiles, birds and animals. To reach the waterfall you have to make your way through the dense rainforest.
Location: Nidagodu village, Shimoga district, Karnataka
Height: 455 m
6. Gullfoss Fall
Gullfoss fall is one of the first and major tourist attractions of Iceland. The beautiful fall is situated in the valley of Havita river in the southwest of Iceland. It is a part of Iceland’s golden circle drive, which is a circular drive that begins and ends outside Reykjavik. The Gullfoss fall comes in the middle of the circle drive and is 1 hour 35 minutes from Reykjavik. Gullfoss Waterfall is a wonder of Iceland due to its natural phenomenon.
This waterfall is to be viewed from above rather than standing down in the valley. It amazes everybody how the water seems to make its way underground. Planning to visit Europe, then Gullfoss fall should be there in your bucket list.
Location: South West Iceland
Height: 32 m
7. Dettifoss Falls
Another mesmerizing fall from Iceland is the Dettifoss fall. The fall is located in the Vatnajokull National Park, in northern Iceland. The fall has an alluring view of 500 cubic metres of water pouring down through the 100m wide fall. The alluring can be enjoyed by making a trek to the top. This is one of the most visited places in Europe and you won’t regret going here.
Height: 44m, Width: 100m
8. Dudhsagar Falls
Dudhsagar is one of the most celebrated waterfalls in India that are located on the border of Goa and Karnataka. The lofty waterfall flows in the western ghats and has a jaw-dropping view during the monsoons. The beautiful waterfall name means milk and is named so because of its colour.
Rolling down from a height of 320 m the water forms the white texture of milk. You can have this view even while travelling from the train. The fast flow of Dudhsagar is a natural beauty you just can’t miss.
Location: Sanaulim, Goa
9. Bigar Cascade falls
The Bigar Cascade falls are not famous for its height but for the way it falls. The height of this fall is merely 8m but still, they are one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. The natural waterfall is covered by the Nature Reserve in Romania, and is 45th parallel north, at the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole. The equally falling water makes it a worth watching view.
Location: DN57B, Romania
Height: 8 m
10. Ban Gioc Detian Fall
The 4th largest waterfall that has a home in both countries, Vietnam and China. Ban Gioc Detian makes the sound of thunder as it hits the surface. The view of the fall becomes even more enjoyable during the rainy season. You can take a bamboo raft which will take you close to the waterfall.
The Vietnamese have green canopies whereas the Chineses have blue canopies. You need to get a permit from the nearest Police Station to visit this adorning beauty. Once all the formalities are done you can head towards the beauty and have the best time of your life.
Location: TL 211, Đàm Thuỷ, Trùng Khánh, Cao Bằng, Vietnam
Height: 60 m
11. Yosemite Fall
Yosemite waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in the world. The view is majestic with an 8 hr trek that leads you it’s peak. The exhausting climbing is worth as you can view the beautiful cascade swirling down the mountain surrounding it. You can also choose to stand under the freezing water and have a memorable adventure.
Yosemite is one of the historic trails that give a bird’s eye view. The steep climb is well rewarded with the surreal view from the top. North America’s largest waterfall is of 739 metres from the valley floor.
Location: Yosemite Village, California
12. Plitvice Fall
Plitvice Waterfall is Croatia’s largest and oldest waterfall. The fall is located in the Plitvice Lake National Park, which is included in the UNESCO Heritage site. The Plitvice Waterfall was named after the famous Croatian Opera singer. Tourist has been visiting this place consisting of a beautiful waterfall and lake since the 19th century.
Location: Central Croatia
Length: 296.85 square km
13. Jog Falls
Falling from a height of 253 m and has an origin from Sharavathi River, Jogi falls are the highest waterfalls in the world. During the summer season, only a stream of water is visible but as soon as the rainy season arrives, the water takes up a lot of volumes.
The water surpasses the height and volume of Kaieteur Falls in Guyana. After Kunchikal Fall, Jog Fall is the second-highest waterfall in India. This is a treat to every tourist who visits Karnataka and falls in love with this place.
Location: Jog Falls, Karnataka 577435
Height: 253 m
These captivating images must have made you crave for a vacation soon, isn’t it? Travel to these places which are a paradise on Earth with all good that nature has to offer.