Grand cascades, raging torrents, glorious fountains or ferocious rapids – there are few in the world who don’t enjoy waterfalls; and the more magnificent they are, the better!
Here’s our list of the top ten exotic waterfalls you need to see at least once. Rest assured that you will not be disappointed.
Take a kayak ride from one of the neighboring islands and you won’t miss the Irrawaddy dolphins that live here.
The walk through the small path to the base of the waterfalls can be a little strenuous. Watch out for merry picnickers on weekends.
‘A mesmerizing sight and worth an overnight stopover in God’s own country – the strong currents from the falls rejuvenate one after a long journey.’ – Ranjana Kishinani, Destination Expert, Asia
The main waterfalls are about 200 feet in height but the real hero are the shallow pools downstream, where you will frequently find tourists taking a dip.
‘A lovely multi-leveled waterfall where families and couples can enjoy day picnics.’ – Ranjana Kishinani
You can indulge in a game drive at the park, go fishing near the shores, or enjoy a launch trip to the base of this spectacular natural wonder – the options are many!
‘Murchison Falls are a very scenic part of Uganda with some of the best fishing the country has to offer.’ – Samuel Nordberg, Destination Expert, Africa
Check out the Grey Glacier near the Falls and you will not be disappointed. Do prepare yourself for some strong gusts of wind!
‘Their appeal lies in their beautiful milky green-turquoise color (due to them being glacier-fed waters) and a stunning backdrop of the rugged Patagonian countryside.’ – Jacqueline Spencer
The fifth-highest in the world, they stand tall at a magnificent 2536 feet! Though the waterfalls are remarkable throughout the year, they are really at their thunderous best during the monsoons.
The Gocta falls have been Peru’s tallest secret till 2005, when they were ‘discovered’ by Stefan Ziemendorff. The story goes that the locals feared the wrath of a certain blonde mermaid who lives in the water and doesn’t appreciate publicity!
‘It is true “Indiana Jones” territory! You’d feel like an adventure archaeologist discovering unknown civilizations high up in the jungle mountains of remote Peru.’ – Jacqueline Spencer
A refreshing atmosphere in Sapa, the roar of gushing waters, and clusters of bamboo, all of which could easily inspire a poem or two!
‘Aptly renamed the ‘Love’ waterfall, these are surrounded by lush green forests. The journey to this waterfall is a great way to see Sapa valley and the waterfall itself is a wonderful sight.’ – Ranjana Kishinani
The narrow footbridge to Knife’s Edge on the Zambian side offers a great view. You can also take a dip in the waters of the Devil’s Pool near the edge.
‘By far Africa’s most dramatic falls, the Victoria Falls offers plenty to see and do for those keen on something a little bit different during their African safari.’ – Samuel Nordberg
A lot of footfall – the waterfalls are a very popular tourist destination. Take a bathing suit along because you’ll want to take a dip in the water after the trek to the top. A word of caution – these be slippery slopes!
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