Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Rank 1: Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

   Niagara is the most beautiful and the most photographed waterfall in the world. Niagara Falls is the collective name given for the three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. From the largest to the smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lie on the Canadian side and the American...

Rank 2: Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

   Iguazu Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Iguazu is a mega waterfall which is split into about 275 discrete falls and large islands. Sitting on the Iguazu River, it is shared by Brazil and Argentina as both countries are separated by the river. Walkways are built on both sides of the falls providing spectacular views of the great waterfall. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River...

Rank 3: Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya)

Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya)

   The Victoria Falls is a waterfall located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates to "the smoke that thunders" in the language of the local tribes who were present in the 1800s, is possibly the largest single-entity waterfall in the world. It is the major tourist attraction in the African Continent. David Livingstone, the first...

Rank 4: Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

  Kaieteur Falls is a waterfall with high volume on the Potaro River in central Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni region. More impressive than its size is the fact that it sits in a nearly pristine rainforest atop an ancient plateau known as the Guyana Shield. It is located in the naturally beautiful Kaieteur National Park. At the Kaieteur Falls, the Potaro River drops some 221 metres with a width of nearly 100 metres. The rainy-season dimensions of 741 ft high...

Rank 5: The Waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The Waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

   As opposed to being any singular attraction, the Plitvice Waterfalls (pronounced ""PLIT-vits-uh"") are a large network of karstic lakes and waterfalls. The Plitvice Lakes and Waterfalls are Croatia's signature natural attractions and certainly deserve consideration to be amongst the world's natural wonders.

  If you love walking beside lakes and waterfalls full of fish, Plitvice is a must see destination....

Rank 6: Gullfoss Waterfalls, Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfalls, Iceland

   Gullfoss is a waterfall located on the Hvítá river in the southwest Iceland. Gullfoss is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The wide Hvítá rushes southward to fall into a crevice forming the waterfall. About a kilometer above the falls the river turns sharply to the left and flows down into a wide curved three-step ""staircase"" and then abruptly plunges in two...

Rank 7: Jog Falls, India

Jog Falls, India

   Jog Falls is the most beautiful waterfalls in India. It is located in Shimoga District of Karnataka, India. These segmented waterfalls are a major tourist attraction. Jog Falls are created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 metres (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls with a height of 335 metres (1099 ft) in Meghalaya.

  The Sharavathi River which is 250...

Rank 8: Multnomah Falls, USA

Multnomah Falls, USA

   The Multnomah Falls is a magnificent waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway. The falls drops in two major steps. The upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet (21 m), with a gradual 9 foot drop in elevation between the two, add up to a total 620 feet (189 m) height. Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the...

Rank 9: Detian Waterfall, China/Vietnam

Detian Waterfall, China/Vietnam

   Detian Waterfall located in a subtropical area along the political border between China and Vietnam is one of the most beautiful and the largest waterfall in Asia. It is also the second largest transnational waterfall in the world. The Detian Waterfall is over 200 meters wide and has a drop of more than 70 meters. Water rushes down a three-tiered cliff with tremendous force making the fall inspiring.

  The changing seasons...

Rank 10: Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela

   Angel Falls is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world's highest uninterrupted free falling freshwater waterfall, with a height of 979 metres (3,212 feet) and a plunge of 807 metres (2,648 feet). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State, Venezuela. The height of the fall is so great that water is buffeted by the strong winds and is turned into...

Rank 11: Sutherland Falls, New Zealand

Sutherland Falls, New Zealand

   Sutherland Falls is a waterfall near Milford Sound in New Zealand's South Island. Plunging 580 metres (1,904 feet) in three distinct vertical leaps, the falls were long believed to be the most beautiful and tallest waterfall in New Zealand. Water falls in three cascades, the upper cascade is 229 metres, middle cascade is 248 metres, and the lower is 103 metres. Vertical fall of 580 metre is made over 480 metre of horizontal distance, thus the...