13 Wondrous Waterfalls You'll Want To See Before You Die
Forget what TLC told you and go chase these waterfalls.
2. Niagara Falls — New York/Ontario, Canada
Located between New York and Ontario, Niagara Falls is famous for being a place where dangerous stunts have been attempted by daredevils all over the world. More than 750,000 gallons of water flow through the falls each second. Niagara has become a very touristy area where you can visit museums, see a light show, and go on boat rides.
3. Plitvice Falls — Croatia
4. Victoria Waterfalls — Zimbabwe/Zambia
5. Yosemite Falls — Yosemite, California
Yosemite Falls are the fifth-highest waterfalls in the world. They are made up of three separate falls that together make a 2,425-foot drop. Yosemite Falls are also very popular for their lunar rainbows, also known as moonbows. The Yosemite National Park also made it easier for everyone to see the waterfall by installing cameras that provide an online feed.
6. Nohkalikai Falls — India
The Nohkalikai Falls are named after a woman named Likai, who jumped off the edge after she found out that her husband killed her daughter. "No" in Khasi means to jump, and "ka" is the prefix for the female gender, so the translation of the name is "Ka Likai's leap" (or "jump"). The water falls from a height of 1,100 feet, and the pond at the the bottom turns green in the summer and dark blue during the winter.
9. Gullfoss (Golden Falls) — Iceland
The Gulfoss falls are often called Golden Falls because of the color they take on a sunny day. The water falls into a 105-foot-deep crevice, and it looks magnificent both in the summer and winter.
10. Sutherland Falls — New Zealand
The Sutherland Falls are one of the highest falls in the world with a drop of 1,904 feet. All the water that falls comes from Lake Quill, which is nestled in Fiordland National Park.
12. Palouse Falls — Starbuck, Washington
The Palouse Falls State Park has trails that allow visitors to overlook the waterfalls. The water plunges down a 198-foot cliff. Other activities around the park include birdwatching and picnicking.