Niagara falls the world’s most beautiful waterfalls are situated on the border of two countries, USA and Canada. They are in Ontario in Canada and New York in the USA. They include 3 waterfalls and collectively these 3 are called Niagara Falls. The Canadian waterfalls are called the horseshoe falls, the second one is American falls and the third one is Bridal veil falls. The Canadian falls are the major source of hydroelectricity to Ontario and US ones in New York.
These are one of the famous tourist attractions in the world and many tourists visit it from both the countries. It is believed that the Canadian side of Niagara Falls is much prettier than the other side.
My memories of Niagara Falls –
We went to Niagara falls in 2005 summers and at that time we were staying in Wisconsin. The distance from Milwaukee in Wisconsin to Niagara falls is some 646 miles and we covered it in almost 9-10 hours. My husband loves driving so we drove down to Niagara Falls and it was an amazing experience. I still remember that we crossed many US states on our road trip like Illinois, Indiana, Ohio etc. So, we not only enjoyed the Niagara falls but the road trip as well.
My elder one was 3.5 years old at that time and she loved the waterfalls and the boat rides. The boat rides and the trips were the best part of the trip. My favourite is the ‘Maid of the mist’ which is a boat ride that starts and ends on the US side but crosses a little bit Canada side. I remember we all got wet and my daughter loved the experience although it was a little scary as we were really close to the falls.
Through these boat rides, you actually get to explore the beautiful Niagara falls up close and it is truly a mesmerising experience. These falls look equally breath-taking at night in different coloured lights. I still remember how beautiful they looked.
Some of our friends experienced the Canadian side through helicopter ride but as our daughter was small, we skipped it.
About Niagara Falls the world’s most beautiful waterfalls-
The falls are the main attraction here and the best way to experience real beauty is through boat rides like the famous Maid of the mist. It runs from May to October every few minutes. Just be ready to get wet as this takes you very close to the falls. You get a waterproof cover before hopping on the ride but its always better to carry your waterproof shoes and other stuff.
Another boat ride is the cave of the winds which takes you really close to the falls and you get to see beautiful rainbows too.
If you want to see the falls from both the sides, you can take the helicopter ride which not only shows you the falls from the Canadian side but also gives you a spectacular view of the falls. Otherwise, The prospect point park is the famous point from where you can see the US side falls and get a perfect view.
Niagara Falls are the world’s most beautiful waterfalls and a natural wonder which leaves you mesmerised. I wish to visit the falls from the Canadian side someday. Have you been to Niagara falls yet?
I am sharing my memories of different places from my travel list this April.
#AtoZchallenge 2019 previous posts –
A for Amritsar
B for Bangalore
C for Chicago
D for Delhi
E for evergreen Kerala
F for Fun Las Vegas
G for Goa
H for Haridwar
I for Mackinac Island
J for Jammu
K for Kullu Manali
L for Los Angeles
M for Milwaukee
April 16, 2019 at 1:22 am
I was hoping that N would be for Niagara. My sis-in-law and her husband had sent us videos and pics from their visit there last year and the magnanimity of the falls really left me spell bound. Great post.
April 16, 2019 at 5:52 am
Ah! The Niagara! I went there in 1997. How long ago that seems now. I was there in Apr, when the boat rides are still not started. The sight of the falls, along with huge chunks of ice falling off the cliff is still etched in my mind.
April 16, 2019 at 7:21 am
Another beautiful place and memory shared, Deepa. I haven’t visited Niagara Falls, but heard so much about it’s beauty.
April 16, 2019 at 9:04 am
For me the highlight point of this post was to look at such a younger you and your husband. While your husband seems to have greyed up a little now, you havn’t changed much though. Enjoyed reading this post about Niagara Falls
April 16, 2019 at 9:35 am
I Have seen videos and pics of relatives but didn’t get a chance to go yet. But i surely want to visit this soon.
April 16, 2019 at 10:12 am
What a picturesque description of Niagra falls. Loved it.
Have not been to Niagra but recently visited Chitrakot falls in Chattisgarh also known as Niagra of India.
April 16, 2019 at 12:05 pm
I’m dying to see the beauty of this natural wonder! Many of the places on your list are from North America- a part of the world I am yet to see. It’s lovely discovering it through your eyes 🙂
April 16, 2019 at 1:22 pm
It’s nice to discover Niagara falls in your post, I wish to visit soon.Pictures are very natural and beautiful 🙂
April 16, 2019 at 1:51 pm
wooww! the pictures are beautiful!
April 16, 2019 at 6:50 pm
Niagra falls is my dream place and tops my bucket list since childhood. Thanks for this virual tour Deepa. Loved it.
April 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm
I had visited this place with my parents and family last year, and had so much fun. your post has recalled me all those awesome memories. indeed it is one of the best place in the world.
April 16, 2019 at 9:44 pm
What a grand majestic and mesmerizing experience it must have been. I would love to visit the Niagra Falls someday!
April 16, 2019 at 11:17 pm
Oh! I realy go there and see that fall. The huge fall that could mysteriously freeze in winters. Such a lovely description.
April 17, 2019 at 8:20 am
I was stunned at the night view of Niagara falls, it was so beautiful. With lil kid , I’m sure this journey of 9 hours would’ve been enchanting.
April 17, 2019 at 10:30 am
Wow, Beautiful pics,I would love to go there one day
April 19, 2019 at 10:03 am
Nice post on Niagara and nice pics. Thanks for taking me back into the memory lane
April 25, 2019 at 5:42 pm
The pics are awesome especially the night one with lights. I am sure it would a wonderful experience.