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)

8. Ventisquero Colgante, Cascada de (Place: Aisén, Chile; Fa­mous for: One of the top five falls in South America)

9. San Rafael, Cascada de (Place: Napo, Ecuador; Famous for: Ac­tive Reventador volcano)

10. Cerberus Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Icefall Canyon)

11. Jog Falls (Place: Karnataka, India; Famous for: One of the high­est waterfalls in India)

12. Helmcken Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Fourth highest waterfalls in Canada)

13. Takakkaw Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Second tallest waterfalls in Canada)

14. Dettifoss (Place: Norðurland eystra, Iceland; Famous for: The most powerful waterfall in Europe, into Iceland’s largest canyon, the Jokulsargljufur canyon)

15. Odegaard Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Bella Coola Valley, 4X4 drive)

16. Kalandula Falls (Place: Malanje, Angola; Famous for: One of the largest waterfalls by volume in Africa)

17. Gullfoss (Place: Suðurland, Iceland; Famous for: Staircase type shape)

18. Grande Cascade de Gavarnie (Place: Hautes-Pyrénées, France; Famous for: Highest waterfall in mainland France)

19. Langfoss (Place: Norway; Famous for: The fifth highest wa­terfall in Norway)

20. Sivasamudram Falls (Place: Mysore, India; Famous for: Tem­ples, fishing)

21. Mardalsfossen (Place: Norway; Famous for: The tenth highest waterfalls in Europe)

22. Vettisfossen (Place: Norway; Famous for: Tallest free-fall­ing waterfall in Europe)

23. Augrabies Falls (Place: Northern Cape, South Africa; Fa­mous for: Orange River)

24. Hafragilsfoss (Place: Norðurland eystra, Iceland; Famous for: the largest canyon in Iceland)

25. Middle Cummins Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Picnicking, hiking and fishing)

26. Søtefossen Falls (Place: Kinsarvik, Norway; Famous for: High­est in cascade of four waterfalls in Husedalen Valley)

27. Cummins Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Cummins Falls State Park)

28. Helmet Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Height: 352 m; Famous for: Hiking)

29. Niagara Falls (Place: Ontario, Canada; Famous for: Approx 30 million visitors every year, Maid of the Mist boat tour)

30. Hunlen Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: One of the highest free falling waterfalls in Canada, Hiking, Trekking)

31. Twin Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Snake river canyon, drive or walk across Perrine Bridge)

32. Basaseachic, Cascada de (Place: Chihuahua, Mexico; Famous for: One of the tallest waterfalls in the world)

33. Lofoi, Chutes (Place: Katanga, Congo; Famous for: One of the largest waterfalls, both in volume and height, in Africa)

34. Wapama Falls (Place: California, United States; Famous for: Hik­ing, trails)

35. Tjørnadalsfossen (Place: Norway; Famous for: Watching sunset, trekking, hiking)

36. Oshi, Salto (Place: Mazaruni-Potaro, Guyana; Famous for: High­est falls in Guyana)

37. Nevada Fall (Place: California, United States; Famous for: Yosemite National Park, Nevada Fall Trail)

38. Lower Yellowstone Falls (Place: Wyoming, United States; Famous for: Grand canyon of the Yellowstone)

39. Depot Creek Falls (Place: Washington, United States; Fa­mous for: North Cascades National Park, long hikes)

40. Ruacana Falls (Place: Namibia; Famous for: River rafting, canoe rides, hydro-electric power plants)

41. Skytjefossen (Place: Norway; Famous for: Scenic beauty; Hydro-electric power plants)

42. Shoshone Falls (Place: Idaho, United States; Famous for: Shoshone Falls Park, Shoshone Falls Dam, Bridal Veil Falls)

43. Nyastølsfossen (Place: Norway; Famous for: Hiking, Trek­king)

44. Goðafoss (Place: Norðurland eystra, Iceland; Famous for: Mythological importance)

45. Snoqualmie Falls (Place: Washington, United States; Fa­mous for: TV and movie shoots)

46. Vøringsfossen (Place: Norway; Famous for: Most famous falls in the country)

47. Alexandra Falls (Place: Northwest Territories, Canada; Fa­mous for: Beautiful spot to enjoy picnic)

48. Krimmler Wasserfalle (Place: Salzburg, Austria; Famous for: Beautiful backdrops found while hiking)

49. Wapta Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Yoho National Park)

50. Selfoss (Place: Norðurland eystra, Iceland; Famous for: Of­ten regarded as one of the natural wonders)

51. Ramnefjellfossen (Place: Norway; Famous for: Third position in World height ranking)

52. Yosemite Falls (Place: California, United States; Famous for: Highest waterfall in Yosemite National Park)

53. Kalambo Falls (Place: Northern Zambia, Zambia; Famous for: Second highest uninterrupted fall in Africa)

54. Barron Falls (Place: Queensland, Australia; Famous for: One of the Q150 Icons of Queensland)

55. Shomyo-daki (Place: Toyama, Japan; Famous for: Highest waterfall in Japan)

56. Wallaman Falls (Place: Queensland, Australia; Famous for: Australia’s tallest single drop waterfall)

57. Ædnafossen (Place: Norway; Famous for: Peculiar and unique shape)

58. Green Lake Falls (Place: Washington, United States; Famous for: North Cascades National Park)

59. Parijaro, Catarata de (Place: Junin, Peru; Famous for: The Ashaninka jungle tribe)

60. Wagenia, Chutes (Place: Orientale, Congo; Famous for: Fishing)

61. Vernal Fall (Place: California, United States; Famous for: Happy Isles Trail, Yosemite Valley)

62. Upper Yellowstone Falls (Place: Wyoming, United States; Famous for: Yellowstone National Park)

63. Louise Falls (Place: Northwest Territories, Canada; Famous for: Ice climb­ing when frozen)

64. Háifoss (Place: Suðurland, Iceland; Famous for: Fourth highest waterfall in Iceland)

65. Berdeen Falls (Place: Washington, United States; Famous for: Bacon Creek)

66. Della Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Among the tallest waterfalls in Canada)

67. Pétain Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Elk Lake, hiking)

68. Sju Søstre (Place: Norway; Famous for: Consists o seven separate streams and hence is known as “The Seven Sisters”)

69. Cumberland Falls (Place: Kentucky, United States; Famous for: Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, also known “Little Niagara”, “Niagara of the South, “Great Falls”)

70. Lady Evelyn Falls (Place: Northwest Territories, Canada; Fa­mous for: Camping, hiking, canoeing)

71. Bow Glacier Falls (Place: Alberta, Canada; Famous for: Sunrise watch, Bow Glacier Falls trail)

72. Skógafoss (Place: Suðurland, Iceland; Famous for: Skoga river, Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano)

73. Multnomah Falls (Place: Oregon, United States; Famous for: Tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon, second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States)

74. Nordre Mardalsfossen (Place: Norway; Famous for: One of the ten highest waterfalls in Europe)

75. Mollisfossen (Place: Reisa National Park, Norway; Famous for: Fishing)

76. Blanche, Cascade (Place: Réunion; Famous for: One in a group of very high waterfalls)

77. Vinnufallet (Place: Norway; Famous for: Highest waterfall in Eu­rope)

78. Upper Stevens Creek Falls (Place: Washington, United States; Famous for: Unique shape and structure)

79. Comet Falls (Place: Washington, United States; Famous for: Known as the best falls in the Mount Rainer region)

80. Yutajé, Salto (Place: Amazonas, Venezuela; Famous for: Third highest waterfall in Venezuela)

81. Sulphide Creek Falls (Place: Washington, United States; Famous for: North Cascades National Park, Sulphide Lake, Mount Shuksan)

82. Serio, Cascata del (Place: Lombardy, Italy; Famous for: Italy’s highest waterfall)

83. Cohoes Falls (Place: New York, United States; Famous for: Mohawk river, small version of Niagara Falls)

84. Jordan Creek Falls (Place: Washington, United States; Fa­mous for: Blue-green color and distinctive travertine formations)

85. Dawson Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Murtle River, Camping)

86. Feather Falls (Place: California, United States; Famous for: Most impressive waterfall in the state north of Yosemite National Park)

87. Skálabrekkufoss (Place: Suðurland, Iceland; Famous for: Ey­jafjallajokull and Katla volcanoes)

88. Nohkalikai Falls (Place: Meghalaya, India; Famous for: Tallest plunge waterfall in India)

89. Tjøtafossen (Place: Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; Famous for: Briksdal Trail)

90. Angeline Falls (Place: Washington, United States; Famous for: West Fork Foss river, Delta Lake)

91. Svøufallet (Place: Norway; Famous for: Deep gorges, can­yons and rivers)

92. Salt Creek Falls (Place: Oregon, United States; Famous for: Oregon’s second highest single drop waterfall)

93. Illilouette Fall (Place: California, United States; Famous for: Yosem­ite National Park)

94. Keyhole Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Largest waterfall along the Lillooet River)

95. White Falls (Place: British Columbia, Canada; Famous for: Spa lodg­es, Northern lights)

96. Bridalveil Fall (Place: California, United States; Famous for: One of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley in California)

97. Strupen (Place: Norway; Famous for: One of the three significant melt water streams originating in the Myklebust Icefield)

98. Tugela Falls (Place: Kwazulu Natal, South Africa; Famous for: The world’s second tallest waterfall)

99. Ice Falls (Place: Oregon, United States; Famous for: Ice climbing)

100. Drury Falls (Place: Washington, United States; Famous for: Fishing, walking, picnicking and hiking)

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