1. Victoria Falls, Africa
Placed elegantly on the Zambezi river and a natural habitat for several rare species of plants and animals, the Victoria falls with a width of 1708m is one of the world’s largest waterfalls. The curtains of ferocious water cutting through the gorges is a dramatic sight to see. The opposite walls of basalt and adjacent rainforests sums up a unique and unparalleled impression. The knife-edge bridge is a great spot for clicking beautiful, professional-looking photographs of the falls.
2. Thi Lo Su Waterfall, Thailand
Standing at a height of 250m, Thi Lo Su is claimed to be the largest and highest waterfall in Thailand.With a width of 450m, it falls from Huai Klotho into the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary. There are pools below the waterfall that are perfect to plunge into. Many people are found taking a dip or getting pictures full of an adrenaline rush. Travelling to Umphang becomes difficult between June 1- September 30th and therefore it is closed for a period of 3 months.
3. Nachi Falls, Japan
In Wakayama Prefecture in Japan, lies the beautiful Nachi Falls that is the country’s tallest and single-uninterrupted waterfall. Dropping from 133m, it is a well-known tourist-attracting spot in Japan. The beauty of the waterfall is enhanced by the orange-hued shrine that is located next to it. Visitors are left dazed by the natural power of the falls and the peaceful aura created by it. The lush greenery and rocks that surround it are impressive and make it popular amongst the locals and tourists.
4. Huangguoshu Waterfall, China
Popularly known as the ‘fruit tree waterfall’–the Huangguoshu is located on the Baishui River in Guizhou province. The main stream of the waterfall is 67m high and there are many spots to view the curtains of falls, including major and minor ones. One of the attractions would be the long naturally-formed cave that is believed to be a habitat of Sun Wukong (Monkey King). The flow of the fall is constant all-year-round and therefore can be visited anytime.
5. Nohkalikai Falls , India
Located near Cherrapunji in the state of Meghalaya, resides the tallest plunging waterfall in India with a height of 340m in a unique shade of green. Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainwater collected during heavy rains.The power of the waterfall reduces during the dry season viz. from December to February. As the local legend goes, the waterfall is named after a woman named Likai, who jumped-off the edge of a plateau–the same place where the waterfall runs down today.