100 Famous Waterfalls of the World

A visit to a waterfall is a favourite of most of us. It brings the much needed break from the urban hustle and bustle as you can enjoy soothing environment near a waterfall in the midst of nature. Foamy white water cascading from the top of a rocky or green mountain making a gurgling noise is a sight to behold. The experience is to be had in person and is difficult to describe. There are different types of them, from the ones that fall from hundreds of metres to those that provide adventure options. For those who like to take bath in the water (wherever it is allowed, and not dangerous), it is nothing short of a thrill. To provide our readers with a bucket list, we have drawn up a list of 100 most beautiful waterfalls in the world. But it is important to be cautious and follow the directions and warnings to avoid mishaps.

1. Iguazú, Cataratas del (Place: Parana, Argentina; Famous for: Largest waterfall system in the world)

2. Kaieteur Falls (Place: Mazaruni-Potaro, Guyana; Famous for: The world’s largest single drop waterfall by the volume of water flowing over it)

3. Victoria Falls (Place: Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe; Famous for: The largest waterfall in the world)

4. Kerepakupai Merú or Angel Falls (Place: Bolívar, Venezuela; Famous for: World’s tallest waterfalls with a total fall of 979m or 3,212ft)

5. Gocta, Catarata (Place: Amazonas, Peru; Famous for: Third highest waterfall in the world)

6. Sutherland Falls (Place: Southland, New Zealand; Famous for: Tallest waterfalls in New Zealand)

7. Virginia Falls (Place: Northwest Territories, Canada; Famous for: Glacier National Park, Hiking)