Top 10 Greatest Waterfalls
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One of the most amazing creations of nature is waterfall. It is just wonderful to watch thousands of tons of water flowing over a cliff and plunging into the river below.
There are many beautiful waterfalls around the world but the following list features the 10 greatest waterfalls we had the pleasure to find. These are in fact the most amazing and beautiful waterfalls in the world
Jog Falls is the highest waterfall in India. This waterfall is created by the River Sharavathi falling from a height of 253 meters (829 feet). Jog Falls is nearly unrecognizable before the rainy season with only a pair of thin streams of water trickling down the cliff. The waterfall comes to life during monsoon season. At this time it even exceeds Kaieteur Falls in Guyana in terms of height and volume.
Huangguoshu is one of the largest waterfalls in Asia and it is a part of a group of 18 waterfalls in the surrounding area. This waterfall is 77.8 meters (255 feet) high and 101 meters (330 feet) wide. There is a naturally formed cave in the back of the Huangguoshu. This cave is 134 meter (440 foot) long, which allows visitors to view the waterfall from a very close range and they can even touch the water.
Gullfoss means “Golden Falls”. It is a magnificent 32 meter high double waterfall on the White River (Hvítá). Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. Particularly in summer the glacial runoff and the flow of the river from the regular rains, makes Gullfoss the largest waterfall in Europe in terms of volume.
The Detian Falls is the fourth largest cross-border falls in the world after Niagara, Victoria and Iguazu. It situated on the border between China and Vietnam. The area has only recently been opened to tourism due to the various border conflicts between the two countries. We are considering Detian Falls at number seven in our list of top 10 greatest waterfalls in the world.
Blue Nile Falls
The Blue Nile Falls are one of the greatest waterfalls in the world and are located on the Blue Nile River in northern Ethiopia. It is known as Tis Issat (“smoking water”) in Amharic. Even though much of the water is now diverted to a power dam, the Blue Nile Falls is still a beautiful sight and one of Ethiopia’s best known tourist attractions.
Kaieteur Falls, one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world, is located on the Potaro River in the centre of Guyana’s rainforest. It is averaging 663 cubic meters per second (23,400 cubic feet per second). The free fall height of this falls is 226 meters (741 feet). It is about five times higher than Niagara Falls and about two times the height of the Victoria Falls. There are many higher falls but few have the combination of height and water volume.
With an 807meter uninterrupted drop, Angel Falls or Salto Ángel is the world’s highest waterfall, dropping a total of 978 meter from the summit of the AuyanTepuy. The falls are located in an isolated jungle region of Venezuela the only access to Canaima National Park. The only way of reaching Angel Falls is by air.
The Niagara Falls is probably the most famous waterfall in the world. It is located between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York. Actually Niagara Falls is three different falls namely the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls. The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are located in New York while the Horseshoe Falls is located on the Canadian side. The Niagara Falls is one of the most visited tourist attraction in the world with more than 14 million visitors each year.
The Victoria Falls are located on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The indigenous name of this falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means, “The Smoke That Thunders”. Even though Victoria Falls is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is often termed as “The largest waterfall in the world”. It is roughly twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls with a width of 1.7 kilometers (1 mile) and height of 108 meters (360 ft). Victoria Falls is rivaled only by South America’s Iguazu Falls in terms of combined height and width.
Iguazu Falls is one of the great natural wonders of the world. we keep this here as the greatest waterfall on earth. It is situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina. The waterfall system consists 275 falls along the Iguazu River. The height of the majority of the falls is about 64 meters (210 ft). Devil’s Throat, a U-shaped 82 meter high (269 ft), 150 meter (492 ft) wide and 700 meter (2300 ft) long waterfall is the most impressive of them all.