12 Eye-Boggling Waterfalls To See Before You Die

Our world is a storehouse of everything beautiful and glorious; be it hills, landscapes, waterfalls, etc. In this article we list some extraordinary waterfalls that will give you some serious travel inspiration. Keep your jaws intact as you scroll through the pictures of these amazing waterfalls around the word, you can’t afford to miss in this life.

Angel Falls – Venezuela

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Angel Falls. Canaima National Park. Venezuela, Height: 979 m Approx.

Named after Jimmy Angel, a US aviator, who mistakenly discovered the fall as his plane crashed on top of Angels Fall. Took him and his family nearly 11 days to descend back to safety. It is considered to be the most noteworthy continuous waterfall, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana area of Bolívar State

Jog Falls – India

Jog Falls

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Jog Falls, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, Height: 253 m Approx.

Jog Falls, made from the Sharavathi River drop 253 m (830 ft), making it the second-most astounding dive waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls. Otherwise called the Gersoppa Falls or Jogada Gundi is one of the significant vacation destinations in South India.

Baatara Gorge Waterfall – Lebanon

Baatara gorge waterfall

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Baatara gorge waterfall, Tannourine, Lebanon, Height: 255 m Approx

Discovered in 1952 by French bio-speleologist Henri Coiffait. The cave is also known as the “Cave of the Three Bridges.”

Dettifoss – Northeast Iceland

Dettifoss, Northeast Iceland

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Dettifoss, Northeast Iceland, Height-45 m Approx

Iceland Dettifoss is situated on the Jokulsa, a Fjollum river. It is considered to be the one of the most powerful waterfall of Europe. It’s glacial origins are revealed in the shade of the river water, that is brown and milky white. The color comes from all the silt-sized suspended particles that come from the glacial erosion of rock.

Nohkalikai Falls – India

Nohkalikai Falls

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Nohkalikai Falls, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India, Height 340 m Approx.

Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. This waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on earth. Nohkalikai Falls translates to “Jump of Ka Likai” in Khasi language. Legend has it that a woman named Ka Likai where ‘Ka’ is a local prefix for women, who lived in the village called Rangjyrteh, jumped off the cliff next to the falls. Click here to know the rest of the story!

Iguazu Falls – Brazil

Iguazu Falls

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Iguazu Falls, Misiones Province, Argentina, Height: 60–82 m Approx.

Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. The junction of the water flows marks the border between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Legend has it that a deity planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In fierceness, the God cut the waterway, making the waterfalls and sentencing the couple to an unceasing fall.

Maletsunyane Waterfall- South Africa

Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho

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Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho, Height: 192 m

Maletsunyane waterfall is located in the Southern African country Lesotho. It is located near the town of Semonkong.

Victoria Falls – Zimbawe

Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls, Kazungula, Zambia, Height: 108 m Approx.

Victoria Falls is also known as “Mosi oa-Tunya” (“the smoke that thunders”)  is claimed to be the largest waterfall in the world. It is located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. On a full moon night, Victoria falls has an exceptionally wonderful sight of a Moonbow; rainbow created by light reflected off the surface of the moon. The sighting lasts for the entire night and is one of Africa’s sweet secrets.

Burney Falls – U.S

Burney Falls California

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Burney Falls, California, Height: 35 m

Burney Falls is a waterfall on Burney Creek, in California. The falls were called ‘the Eighth Wonder of the World’ by President Theodore Roosevelt.  The waterfall provides a constant flow rate of 379 million liters per day, even during the dry summers.

Niagara Falls – Border of Ontario, Canada & New York, United States

Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls, Border of Ontario, Canada & New York, United States, Height: 51 m

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls, it is on the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. State of New York. You are guaranteed to see a rainbow if you’re on the Canadian side of the Falls.

The Palouse Falls – USA

Palouse Falls

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Palouse Falls, USA, Height: 61 m Approx.

The Palouse Fall lies on the Palouse River, about 6 km upstream of the confluence with the Snake River in southeast Washington, United States.

Plitvice Falls in Croatia

Plitvice Falls, Croatia

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Plitvice Falls are found in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. They are not very high falls, but are stunning due to the many cascades that the water has to overcome. The color of water varies from crystal clear to azure, to turquoise.

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Monali is an avid explorer, adventurer, writer cum dreamer. Hailing from the IT world, she made a plunge, to follow her passion as a Travel writer. A crazy dog lady and a horror movie fanatic and just love to smile :)