Water flows rapidly downwards, drops over the stairs of cliffs and after falling, it splashes and the particles create phenomenal colors of rainbow. This is normally the child of a river and the water passes through many courses over many resistants. We are talking about ” Waterfall ” which is obviously the pearl of the scenic beauty of a mountain zone. In our lovely planet, earth, many types of waterfalls are existing like cascade, multi-step, frozen, block, horsetail and segmented etc.
- Mantokha Waterfall of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan
There is no doubt about the awe-inspiring grace of the waterfalls which has impressed the humans to this extent that they have constructed the models of wterfalls in many buildings for embellishment. Waterfalls have also tremendous benefits for the humans and they are equally good for the biodiversity. Waterfalls provide oxygen to the aqua species and help many water supporting plants to grow fastly. For the generation of hydropower and energy, the waterfalls have exceptional significance. Waterfalls are considered as the metaphor of “Oneness” in the world of spirtuality. Their mind blowing appearance is a fantastic source of meditation and contemplation.
Following are the images of the famous and lovely waterfalls of the lovely planet;
1- Angel Falls in Venezuela : The world’s tallest at 979 metres (3,212 ft)
2- Takakkaw Falls of Canada : 384 metres (1,260 ft) high ( Yoho National Park )
3- Krimmler Wasserfälle of Austria : At 380 metres (1,250 ft) Austria’s second-tallest waterfall Salzburg
4- Utigardsfossen / Ramnefjellsfossen of Norway : The world’s third tallest at 808 metres (2,651 ft) in Norway
5- Yosemite Falls of the United States: At 739 metres (2,425 ft) Yosemite National Park
6- Victoria Falls in Africa: The largest waterfall in the world on the Zambezi river on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia
7- James Bruce Falls of Canada: The tallest waterfall of North America at 840 metres (2,760 ft)
8- Niagara Falls of USA & Canada
9- Nohkalikai Falls of India : India’s tallest plunge waterfall in Meghalaya state
10- Huangguoshu Waterfall of China : The largest waterfall in East Asia
11- Detian – Ban Gioc Falls between the Chinese and Vietnamese border
12- Shir-Abad Waterfall of Iran: Golestan Province, Iran.
13- Bambarakanda Falls of Sri Lanka: At 263 metres (863 ft)
14- Silver Falls in Silverton, Oregon
15- Jamgar Falls of Azad Jammu & Kashmir: Neelam Valley, Pakistan