Niagara Falls is a dream bucket list destination and the reasons are quite obvious if you scroll through these 10 unbelievable photos that showcases its beauty like never before. These awe-inspiring and stunning images will take your breath away. These photos prove why Niagara Falls are the world’s most beautiful waterfalls.

10 Unbelievable Photos of Niagara Falls which will take your breath away

Tesla had tamed these emerald waters; Monroe played the ‘tantalizing temptress’. Hilton and Marriott are running luxury hotels. In her wooden barrel, a 63-year-old Annie Taylor dared to take the plunge over the edge. Around the Niagara Falls, there’s always been a buzz.

Blackboard’s travel photographer Himon Rai Chowdhury captures the true, untamed beauty of Niagara Falls in yet another brilliant photo essay (Do watch his earlier photo essay on North Sikkim). These unbelievable photos of Niagara Falls are truly mind blowing and will give you serious wanderlust.

Be ready to get travel attack!

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Dripping out of a receding Ice Age, the Niagara River carved its journey from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario 12,000 years ago. The glacial waters wore away rocks layers creating the Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls - waterfalls - Canada, USA
Niagara Falls – waterfalls – Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury

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Today, United States and Canada have marked their territories on either side of the falls. Seen on the left: The State of New york (US); Right: Province of Ontario (Canada).

Niagara Falls - waterfalls - Canada, USA
Niagara Falls – waterfalls – Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury

Those dreamy landscapes that keep popping up on our Instagram home page leave us craving to travel to those off the grid places. I too used to picture the most stunning spectacles of nature far away, in the isolated patches of earth. But then I visited Niagara Falls and everything was fancy.

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The Niagara River as it flows to the brim of ‘American falls’ with top hotels in the backdrop that offer breathtaking views of the falls.

Niagara Falls - waterfalls - Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury
Niagara Falls – waterfalls – Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury

Selling the experience rather than just the gift of nature.

A joint venture by the Americans and Canadians spanning over centuries, everything around Niagara Falls makes it the celebrity among all major international attractions.

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It is estimated that roughly 13 million people visit Niagara Falls every year.

Niagara Falls - waterfalls - Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury
Niagara Falls – waterfalls – Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury

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The three waterfalls (American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls) combine to be known as ‘Niagara Falls’.

Niagara Falls - waterfalls - Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury
Niagara Falls – waterfalls – Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury

From Hollywood classics being shot to the heritage boats that take you as close as possible to the falls since 1846. From restaurants hanging in the air at 775 feet to the being the largest hydropower facility in the Western World, Niagara Falls seems to be in it’s youth forever.

Indeed a natural wonder, the Niagara Falls experience is a spectacle of the brilliance of mankind’s legacy and journey to where it is today.

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3160 tons of water flows over the edge every second. The average American residence would need 7 1/2 years to use the same amount.

Niagara Falls - waterfalls - Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury
Niagara waterfalls – Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury

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Each evening at dusk, Niagara Falls turns into an astonishing masterpiece bathed in colorful lights. The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is operating it since 1925!

Niagara Falls - waterfalls - Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury
Niagara waterfalls – Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury

Your country has something the world would love to witness, but how do you make the entire experience epic? This destination answers the question well. You engage people. It may take glamour, extreme engineering, stories, boats, super-fun tours or crazy observation towers. It’s about not running out of ‘things to do’ and see. That’s how you sell!

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At the gorge, the force of Niagara River generates one the strongest currents in the world. And what did they do about that? They designed Jet boats that take you safely into Class 5 whitewater of Devil’s Hole Rapids and the swirling waters of the Whirlpool!

Niagara Falls - waterfalls - Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury
Niagara waterfalls – Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury

The ‘Daredevils of Niagara’ had crazier plans on the other hand. Although it is illegal to try, the people belonging in this ‘elite’ list decided to go over the falls. Some in their barrel, Kayak, Jet Ski or some went down just in their clothes. The ones who survived the fall have had to pay fines but became national sensations overnight and the ones who didn’t make it- well, lunatics!

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If un-interested to be the next daredevil, this is another thrilling alternative to explore to falls. This is the Canadian ‘Hornblower’ moving towards Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Falls - waterfalls - Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury
Niagara waterfalls – Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury

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The whirlpool Jet is one hell of a wild ride taking you to what’s referred to as the “Mount Everest” of white water.

Niagara Falls - waterfalls - Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury
Niagara Falls – waterfalls – Canada, USA. Photo credit: Himon Rai Chowdhury

How to reach Niagara Falls?

Thanks to its popularity, there are numerous travel and transport options to cater to reaching the Niagara Falls. The nearest airport to the place is the Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BNIA). It is located 42 km away and can be reached within 40 minutes. On the Canadian side, the Toronto Pearson International Airport is the option, which is located at a distance of around 122 km. Tourists need not bother about how to reach the destination from the airport as there are many alternatives available. Tourists can opt for cars, buses, coaches, trains and taxis to travel to Niagara Falls from the airport. Car rentals are available at both the airports, which is the most convenient choice. Although, to have a more interactive and informative visit, tour buses are a popular option chosen by tourists that offer attractive packages. These tours ply on both sides (Greyhound, Coach Canada and Megabus being the most popular choices).

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