There could be nothing more refreshing that visiting a waterfall in summers, in times of distress and mental exertion. In addition to the visual appeal, a waterfall echoes sounds of nature’s most beautiful rhythms. These rhythms need no composition and no notes. A waterfall is one of nature’s most beautiful creations.
Waterfalls have been the favorite picnic destinations and mood enhancers for poets and artists. Visiting a waterfall can be very refreshing. The water sprinkles, cold breeze and the dancing water at a waterfall. It is crucial for waterfall lovers to add to their knowledge pool, the info on Top 10 the World’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls to Visit 2016.
10. Nohkalikai Falls in India
Nohkalikai Falls is located in India. It falls from an elevation of 1100 ft (335 m). This waterfall has the unique feature of falling with high intensity by using the source stream that is merely 2 km long. This waterfall is visited by tourists from around the world. The water falls in a greenish pool at the bottom.
9. Sutherland Falls in New Zealand
Sutherland Falls is situated in Fiordland in New Zealand. It is world’s tallest waterfall. As tall as 1902 ft (580 m), this waterfall has three cascades. The landscape around this waterfall is worth exploring. It is full of greenery and scenic beauty.
8. Yosemite Falls in USA
North America’s tallest waterfall, Yosemite Falls runs down from a height of 2,425 ft (739 m) in the Sierra Nevada, California. The water falls from melting snow. This is one reason why the stream often remains dried up during winter months.
7. Plitvice Falls in Croatia
This waterfall is formed with a combination of Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. These waterfalls are not too tall but together form pleasant water dropping view and sprinkling stream. The water wears several colors ranging from crystal clear to azure.
6. Gullfoss (Golden Falls) in Iceland
Located in southwest Iceland, this waterfall may not qualify in terms of height. However, it cannot be beaten when beauty is the criteria for choosing the best falls. The height of this fall is only 36 ft/11 m.
5. Niagara Falls in USA/Canada
The most popular waterfall, located in the US, Niagara is situated on the border line of US and Canada. It is divided in two parts. One is the Horseshoe Falls touching the Canadian side of the border. Another is American Falls touching the American side. Water drops down from 173 ft (53 m).
4. Kaieteur Falls in Guyana
It is situated in Guyana. This waterfall has several sharp cascades and runs down from a height of 741 ft (226 m). This waterfall has a high footfall every year. The location of this fall is not very accessible though.
3. Angel Falls in Venezuela
It is located in the midst of Canaima National Park. Angel Falls runs down without break from a height of 3,212 ft (979 m). This park is shielded and guarded by UNESCO. This fall was named after the explorer US aviator Jimmie Angel.
2. Iguazu Falls in Argentina
This waterfall is located on the borderline of Brazil and Argentina. Though these falls are not very high, they are tall enough (285 ft/87 m), to fall down beautifully. The water runs through 275 cascades. The falling water runs down in a horseshoe shape and has a width of 8858ft (2700 m).
1. Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
The Victoria Falls named as Mosi-oa-Tunya are the most beautiful waterfalls. These are situated on border line diving Zambia and Zimbabwe. The fall has the water of Zambezi river falling down from a height of 354 feet ( or 108 metres). The waterfall has an extensive width of 5,604 feet (or 1,708 metres). Since the height and width of the fall is extensive, the water splashes with intensity. The water pleases the visitors from a very long distance too.
Up to this point we can make a conclusion that indeed the above are the Top 10 the World’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls to Visit in the year 2016. Waterfalls are very attractive and you will indeed enjoy the water falling down from a height of several metres. You will also enjoy taking photographs near the waterfalls and then share them with your friends on social networks.
Waterfalls are rich in recycling of water and considered as precious gifts of nature to the mankind. It is imperative for the local governments to maintain them well and convert them into premier tourist destinations. Maintaining the waterfalls is a cumbersome task for caretakers. While opening the area to too many visitors, it is imperative to retain the natural beauty and environ around the waterfall.