12 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World in Pictures

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INTRODUCTION

Water bodies such as rivers and streams when flowing over precipices make a waterfall. The smooth and calm flowing river and streams are comforting to eyes. And, when this calm water falls down a cliff, gives a pleasant view. There are extremely beautiful places on the Earth where one can witness the waterfalls. Splashing water and majestic view of waterfall enhances the beauty of the surrounding area. Such places keep tourists captivating. Here, we have collected 12 most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

 

1. FAIRY POOLS – ISLE OF SKYE – SCOTLAND

Location: Glenbrittle – Isle of Skye – Scotland

Unique Features: The amazing fact about fairy pools is their crystal clear water that makes multiple waterfalls.  This natural place enhances the landscape beauty of the area and is a great tourist destination.

rocky pools

 

2. INGA FALLS – CONGO RIVER – AFRICA

Location: Matadi – Kongo Central – the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Unique Features: Inga falls are formed by the rapidly flowing Congo River. This place is included in one of the largest hydroelectric dam projects in the world. It might get famous for generating the largest electricity in the world.

 

3. NARH WATERFALLS  – PAKISTAN

Location: Rawalpindi – Punjab – Pakistan

Unique Features: Pakistan is having so many beautiful natural places and Narh waterfalls is one of these places. Narh waterfall in Pakistan is a good tourist spot not only for local travelers but for tourists as well.

 

4. HORSETAIL FALLS – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Location: Mariposa County – California – United States of America

Unique Features: This waterfall is seasonal. The spectacular beauty of the horsetail waterfall can be enjoyed in the winter season. The name of this horsetail falls is based on an event called Yosemite Firefall.

yosemite firefalls

 

5. SHIFEN WATERFALL – KEELUNG RIVER

Location:  Pingxi – New Taipei – Taiwan

Unique Features: This waterfall has got its nickname and that is Little Niagara. The beautiful cascading waterfall has scenic beauty that cannot be ignored. And there, appears a rainbow when water splashes around the edges and into the lake.

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6. CHOTOK WATERFALL – PAKISTAN

Location: Khuzdar – Balochistan – Pakistan

Unique Features: Chotok waterfall is also famous as Moola Chotok waterfall. It is said that this waterfall is a hidden gem of Balochistan. The tall trees, cascading waterfalls and lush greenery make this place beautiful.

Moola Chotuk Hidden paradise in Balochistan, PakistanImage Source: Furqanlw, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

7. IGUAZU FALLS – IGUAZU RIVER

Location: Misiones – Argentina, Paraná – Brazil

Unique Features: Iguaza falls are due to the Iguaza River. There are nearly 275 falls covering a wide area of almost 2.7 kilometers. The vibrant color hues over the waterfalls enhance the majestic beauty of this place.

275 falls

 

8. MARMORE FALLS

Location: Umbria – Terni – Italy

Unique Features: Ancient Romans built this waterfall so basically, it is a man-made waterfall. Marmore falls is the tallest waterfall that is ever created by humans. The height of this waterfall is approximately 165 meters.

mandmade

 

9. KURSUNLU WATERFALLS

Location:  Antalya – Turkey

Unique Features: Kursunlu waterfalls in Turkey are also season-dependent. In summer one can only see water trickling at this place. However, this place is surrounded by a diverse variety of plant species that makes this place beautiful.

Kursunlu Waterfall 1 Image Source: Burak Küçükarslan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

10. WADI EL RAYAN

Location: Faiyum – Egypt

Unique Features: The largest waterfalls in Egypt are the Wadi el Rayan waterfalls. This stunning place is quite famous for its archeological remains. Wadi el Rayyan is the only place in Egypt with waterfalls.

Wadi El-Rayan WaterfallsImage Source: Mahmoud Esmat, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

11. VICTORIA FALLS

Location:  Livingstone – Zambia

Unique Features: This waterfall is included in the list of largest waterfalls in the world because it covers an area of 1708 meters. Victoria waterfalls host a number of unique plant and animal species.

largest waterfall

 

12. PLITVICE WATERFALLS – CROATIA

Location: Plitvicka Jezera – Lika-Senj County – Croatia

Unique Features: Natural beauty of this place is captivating. Plitvice Lakes National Park has almost 90 waterfalls that are known as Plitvice waterfalls. This area is surrounded by mountains that enhance the spectacular view of this place.

90 waterfalls

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