Our nature has made this world extremely beautiful and there is no doubt in it as we can easily see its beautiful creations around us. The stunning mountains, enchanting greenery, flowing rivers and captivating landscapes add beauty to this nature. One of the important natural things that add charm to our world is waterfall. The waterfall is one of the captivating natural phenomena. There are numerous wonderful waterfalls in the world and their beauty can be seen by us. But do you know instead of their beauty there is something other to note and that is their height. Yes, there are some waterfalls with tremendous height and here we provide you the list of top 10 highest waterfalls in the world. Read this article and enhance your knowledge with such interesting information.
10. Tyssestrengene Waterfalls, Norway
This waterfall is located in Odda, Norway and has a height of about 2,123 feet. Tyssestrengene waterfalls are fed by the Tysso River. This waterfall is widely used for hydroelectric purposes and therefore its water flow is curtailed to such a point that only after heavy melting of snow there is any flow of substance.
9. Lower Mar Valley, Norway
It is located in Eikesdal, Norway which is almost 2,151 feet in height. The water that has been tapped for hydroelectric purpose, flows over the falls during the tourist season from 20th june to 20th august, Whereas other times the water is directed through the hydroelectric strategy.
8. Espelands waterfalls, Norway
Espelands falls or Espelandsfossen is a tall waterfall with a height of 2,307 feet or 703 meters. This waterfall is situated in the Espelandsdalen valley in the municipality of Granvin, Norway and lies just above the large lake Espelandsyatnet.
7. Yosemite Waterfalls, California
Yosemite waterfall is not only the world’s 7th highest waterfall but also the North America’s highest waterfall. It is situated in Yosemite National park of California and is a major fascination in the park and attracts numerous visitors from all around the world each and every year. This captivating waterfall has a height of 2,425 feet or 739 meters and is extremely attractive in late spring season when the flow of water is at its peak. The fall comprises of three sections; upper Yosemite fall, middle cascade, and lower Yosemite. Some of its waterfalls are fed by snowmelt, therefore the amount of water flowing over vary widely during all over the year.
6. Mutarazi Waterfalls, Zimbabwe
It is Zimbabwe’s highest waterfall and the Continent’s second highest with a height of 2,499 feet or 762 meters. It is situated in Nyanga National park of Zimbabwe on the River Mutarazi. It is an impressive waterfall and is also a great tourist attraction, tourists can take a short hike to the border of the slope for scenic views of the Honde Valley and the waterfalls. The falls are gorgeously coupled with another larger river that falls over little higher and more comprehensive waterfalls named Muchururu falls. Mutarazi falls presents a captivating sight of two almost identical drops as the river flows over the face of the cliff. The best time to visit this fall is late in afternoon and it is extremely stunning.
5. Gocta Cataracts, Peru
It is an enduring waterfall with two drops situated in Peru’s province of Chachapoyas in Amazonas and has a height of about 2532 feet or 771 meters. Although, this waterfall had been widely renowned to locals for centuries but its existence was known to world in 2005 by a group of explorers. The volume of water that comes over the falls alters greatly on the time of year. Gocta catarcts is becoming a great tourist destination and before the beginning of the rainy season, the water that falls looks like a cloud of fog than a heavy cascade.
4. Monge Waterfalls, Norway
This impressive waterfall is located in Rauma Muncipality of Norway, near the Rauma River and the European route E136 highway. Monge falls are also termed as Mongefossen and possess a height of 2,536 feet or 773 meters. This waterfall also holds the title as being the world’s highest waterfall that can be visualized from a railway station. It is widely used for hydroelectric power and because of this reason there is decreased water flow during the tourist’s season in summer.
3. Utigord Waterfall, Norway
Utigord falls also possess an alternate name, Remnefjellsfossen, because of the nearby mountain named Ramnefjellet, this mountain has killed more than 100 individuals as a consequence of landslides in 1905 and 1936. These falls are fed by the Ramnefjellbreen glacier, a part of the great Jostedal glacier. This free leaping waterfall has a height of 2,685 feet or 818 meters. The falls can be easily approached by sea plane, boat, or road, and an encampment is located within hiking distance at the base of the falls. Because of small water flow to these waterfalls, they are included in the list of few main waterfalls in Norway that has not been reserved for hydroelectric usage.
2. Tugela falls, South Africa
Tugela Falls is considered as the second highest waterfall in the world with a height of 3,110 feet or 948 meters. This waterfall is located in the Dragon’s Mountains in the Royal Natal National Park of South Africa. These waterfalls are beautifully and simply viewed from the main road of the park after a heavy rainfall, as it shimmers due to the reflection of sun. These falls drop down in five free bouncing falls. The point of supply of the Tugela River is the Mount-Aux-Sources highland which stretches various kilometers above the Amphitheatre slope from where the falls deluge down. There is also a nascent camp area and mountain hut instantly above the falls.
1. Angel Falls, Venezuela
Angel Falls is known as the highest waterfall in the world with a height of 3,212 feet or 979 meters. This highest uninterrupted waterfall is termed as Salto Angel in Spanish and is located in the Canaima National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Venezuela. It was first discovered in 1910 by Ernesto de Santa Cruz and was named after an American pilot, Jimmie Angel who first time flew an airplane over the falls.
The height figure 3,212 feet mainly comprises of the main descent but also include almost 0.25 miles of sloped deluge rapids beneath the drop and 98 feet high descent downstream of the talus rapids. The highest mark of the waterfall reaches at 979 meters and the water falling is from a height of 807 meters.
The waterfall has so tremendous height that by the time water extents the landscape it turns into small particles that become fog. Since mountainous waterfalls are nourished by rain, so if anyone wants to visit it then planning should be made carefully. As during the dry season, this waterfall is just an ooze of water whereas in rainy weather, it is a fully developed waterfall.Angel forms a glorious attraction at the Canaima National Park, Venezuela, however trip to the falls is an extremely complicated affair.
The falls are surrounded by dense jungle, so they are best seen from the air. Angel falls are considered among the most radiant natural wonders of the world and are an extremely unforgettable spectacle.