Waterfalls are one of the few natural attractions that perfectly capture the strength and beauty of the natural world. They have the ability to be both relaxing and awe-inspiring in their intensity. Imagine gallons of water crashing down a rock face into a pool or a rushing river below, making a powerful thundering noise and soothing the eyes and body… there’s something truly mesmerizing about such an experience, isn’t there?
Now that we have established that witnessing a waterfall is a magical experience, I should tell you that there are thousands and thousands of waterfalls strewn across the world, but not all are created equal. In this photo blog, let Ghumau Kya take you around the planet and show you the most unique, must-see, and beautiful waterfalls in existence.
Jog Falls in Karnataka, India
Towering at 253 mts, it is also known as the second steepest waterfall in all of India.
Sutherland Falls, New Zealand
Though a well-known and frequently-hiked place since more than a century, many trekkers still marvel at the remote, off-the-beaten path quality of the hike through the Milford Track to Sutherland Falls.
Gullfoss Falls, Iceland
Iceland’s most iconic waterfall and a true indication of the natural, ice-toned beauty to be found throughout the country. It’s quite dramatic, as in it appears as though the water rushing off the cliff is simply vanishing into thin air.
Plitvice Falls, Croatia
One of the most gorgeous landscapes we have ever seen. No joke.
Niagara Falls, Canada
Do we even need to say anything about this place? We doubt there is anyone on this planet who hasn’t heard of the mighty Niagara Falls.
Angel Falls, Venezuela
At a truly impressive 979 mts, Angel Falls is world’s highest singular waterfall; not to mention the tallest waterfall on our list! It is also considered a World Heritage Site.
Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil
Considered the largest waterfall system in the world, Iguazu Falls straddle the border of Argentina and Brazil, giving you a two-for-one experience.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia
The most iconic and famous waterfalls in the world, known as a popular tourist site since the turn of the century… witnessing this marvel is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Havasu Falls, USA
The most beautiful of the five Havasupai Waterfalls that plummet over orange-red cliffs into bright turquoise-blue pools in a side canyon of the Grand Canyon.
One of India’s tallest and most impressive waterfalls, Dudhsagar is located in the state of Goa and was nicknamed ‘sea of milk’ because that’s the illusion it created due to the speed and force with which the water fell.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall in Bali, Indonesia
One of the Bali’s most gorgeous tourist attractions that is a hidden gem. Located just outside of Ubud, this waterfall is a magical experience.
Weeping Wall, Hawaii
Home to a series of narrow waterfalls thundering down the 5,066-foot-high Mount Waialeale, the Weeping Wall is situated on the island of Kauai and is the second wettest spot on the planet, receiving around 450 inches of rainfall each year.
Ban Gioc-Detian Falls, Vietnam
Surrounded by lush vegetation, looming mountains, and quite an open karst valley, this is undeniably one of the best waterfalls in the world.
There are more such gorgeous waterfalls like Tortum in Turkey, Kuang Si Waterfall in Laos, Langfoss in Norway, Rhine Falls in Europe, among others. So if you’re a fan of waterfalls and that power and calm they exude, start with these beauties. Don’t miss them out when you plan your next trip to wherever.