waterfalls (12)

10944790057?profile=RESIZE_930xTaughannock Falls is taller than Niagara Falls; all photos by Victor Block unless otherwise noted

With a population of just over 32,000, in Upstate's Finger Lakes region on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, a 3½-hour drive from capital Albany and a bit over four hours from New York City, Ithaca is a prominent college town but also a a “gorges” city. I say that because it's surrounded by rocky gorges, many of them with waterfalls - more than 150 within a ten-mile radius. Within the city limi

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Wowed by the Waterfalls of Iceland

There seems to be a waterfall around every corner in Iceland, but on our recent cruise port call we saw only a few of them. Even then, it could be argued that we didn’t see the best of them, but we probably saw the best known. Even as we sailed into Seydisfjordur, we were flanked on both sides by the steep banks of the fjord - and down those banks cascaded waterfalls. We were particularly struck by one, which divided into a twin fall, leaving a sort of island perched on the hillside.

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athirapally falls

Athirappilly Falls often described as ‘India’s Niagara’, which stands tall at 80 feet, the water surges around big rocks and cascades down in three separate plumes. Below the falls, the river remains turbulent for about 1 kilometer and then it calms and flows smoothly. The unique 180 meters (590 ft) elevation riparian forest in the Athirappilly-Vazhachal area is the only location where all four South Indian species of hornbills — the great hornbill (the state bird of Kerala), Malabar pied hornbi

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A Wonder of India: Goa's Dudhsagar Falls


A tour to the Dudhsagar Waterfalls is an experience like no other. Situated at Goa border, it is the fourth tallest waterfall in India. Its name meaning "Ocean of Drain", It is a four stage fall over soaked slopes that makes it hard to take in all at once without a bit of hiking. 

It is not your run of the mill visitor goal where you get on transport at your recreation, land at the area , have a decent view while crunching on a great nibble and after that head back. Nope, a long way from that.


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Iguazú Falls are located in Iguazú National Park, in the extreme north east of Argentina and bordering Brazil. Surrounding the beautiful waterfalls at Iguazú are tales of ambition and power, fruits of the imaginations of travelers who have ventured within them. Before the falls can be seen, their murmur can already be heard, with the violent battering of the waters growing louder and louder as you approach.

The falls lie on the border of Argentina and Brazil, just a few miles from the Triple Fron

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Well, New England Patriots quarterrback Tom Brady may be in the doghouse now, but he'll always have Montezuma, Costa Rica.

Sure, Brady was trying to impress a girl – his wife, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen – when he shocked the world with his #AirBrady leap off Montezuma Falls near his vacation home of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. And while Brady posted: “Never doing that again!” on his Facebook page under the video that went viral with close to 11 million views so far, there are plenty o

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'Canyoning' Is All the Rage in Costa Rica

9008892496?profile=originalSo, you’ve done a guided rappel down a 150-foot gushing waterfall. Ho-hum.


Now you’re ready for the next extreme adventure adrenaline fix. How about waterfall jumping?


9296591672?profile=originalWaterfall jumping is Costa Rica’s version of cliff diving, but next to a waterfall. Also called “tombstoning” in Europe, waterfall jumping is the newest most extreme adventure tour in Arenal, Costa Rica. The new Gravity Falls Jumping Canyon Rainforest Adventure Course by Desafio Adventure Company is an intense canyoning tour that

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Green season in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is when the waterfalls at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano really show off.

Near Rincon de la Vieja hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, four waterfalls flow, and all of them have pools where you can swim. Getting to the waterfalls is an adventure on its own – either by hiking or horseback riding. The Hacienda Guachipelin Adventure Center organizes waterfall tours, which last usually two to three hours and are available between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Waterfall Victoria at Rincon de la Vieja

Victoria Waterfall

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Itatiaia National Park is the first and so also the oldest National Park of Brazil. It was inaugurated in 1937 and covers almost 30.000 hectares of the
larger Environmental Protection Area of the Mantiqueira mountain range.

Getting there from Rio de Janeiro is a +/- 200 km drive via the BR116 (Rio – São Paulo). The distance from São Paulo is about 250 Km. I’m
lucky to live in Volta Redonda, which is only 80km from the park.



Veu da Noiva (bride's veil) waterfall in Itatiaia

How to get ther

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A bridge crosses the Zambezi River right on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.Heavy with traffic, the bridge is also used for bungee jumping as well as vantage point for visitors who want to experience the mighty Victoria Falls.

And there he goes: Bungee jumping at the Victoria Falls.

I’ve arrived at the attraction from the Zambezi side, and, after having flagged down a taxi to the border, finds myself standing at the bridge just as a young British guy is about to send himself off towards the

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India's Top 10 Waterfalls


India is blessed with diverse culture and breathtaking scenery, and as one of the world's 10 largest countries in term of area, it has hundreds of waterfalls which are perfect tourist attractions.

Thalaiyar Falls, Tamil Nadu

Also known as Rat Tail Falls (top) and viewable as far away as 3.6 kilometers, this 297-meter cascade is located on the Palani Hill of this state's Dindigul District, in the southwest of Tamil Nadu state, about an hour and a half north of the city of Madurai. But to get close

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9009540096?profile=originalExuding a mystique and serene vibe, Athirappilly (Athirapally) Waterfalls is the most well-known falls inside the state of Kerala. Positioned about 60 km from Thrissur, it's miles a popular picnic spot and lies close to the Vazhachal Waterfalls, that is any other pleasant sight. Athirappilly Waterfalls is multi-tiered and hidden amidst a thick forest of the Western Ghats. Birdwatchers discover this vicinity appealing as there are a ramification of migratory and endemic birds. In case you are for

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