17 Greatest Waterfalls in the World

1. Gocta Cataracts

Gocta Cataracts is the tallest waterfall in Peru, near the city of Chachapoyas.

2. Sutherland Falls

You can visit two famous destinations in New Zealand at one time as this waterfall is located near Milfjord Sound.

3. Tugela Falls

Tugela Falls is the fall which is made of a mixture of 5 other waterfalls in the Royal Natal National Park in South Africa.

4. Nohkalikai Falls

A part of the world's wettest city Cherrapunji, the water loses contact with the rock as it pours over a cliff on the edge of the Himalayas.

5. Dettifoss

Europe's most powerful waterfall is known as Dettifoss due to its volume of water.

6. Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in the United States and a popular tourist destination as well.

7. Plitvice Waterfalls

Plitvice Waterfalls is one of the most popular tourist destinations as this links 16 lakes water in itself.

8. Jog Falls 

Jog Falls, created by the River Sharavathi, falling from a height of 253 meters (829 feet), is the highest waterfalls in India.

9. Huangguoshu

Huangguoshu is one of the largest waterfalls in Asia and part of a group of 18 waterfalls in the surrounding area.

10. Gullfoss

Lying almost at right angles to one another, its two sets of falls make for an epic sight.

11. Detian Falls

Straddling the border between China and Vietnam, Detian Falls is the name given to two sets of wonderful waterfalls that lie along the Quay Son River.

12. Blue Nile Falls

Known as smoking water in Amharic, the Blue Nile Falls are located on the Blue Nile River in northern Ethiopia.

13. Kaieteur Falls

The huge volume of water that courses over the fall every second makes it the largest single-drop waterfall in the world.

14. Angel Falls

The tallest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls in Venezuela certainly makes for one of the most spectacular sights imaginable.

15. Niagara Falls

Lying on the border between Canada and the USA, Niagara Falls is one of the most famous and recognizable waterfalls on Earth.

16. Victoria Falls

It is these epic proportions that make Victoria Falls the largest waterfall in the world.

17. Iguazu Falls

It is the only waterfall that can rival or possibly even surpass Victoria Falls.

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