Niagara Again

Posted June 10th, 2003 by Deepa and filed in Travel
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My second visit to the waterfalls of Niagara. Words are not enough to express the majestic beauty of the Niagara and the sheer power of the water roaring over the edge. Therefore, here are some photographs…. . sometimes pictures do say it better than words.

Interesting trivia about the Niagara

Niagara is not the world’s largest or biggest waterfall. It does not have the largest volume of water and neither is it the world’s widest waterfall. But for it’s height and volume, it is possibly the most accessible waterfall.
Niagara Falls is located on the Niagara River in eastern North America, on the border between the United States and Canada. The name refers to three separate waterfalls: the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls (known in Canada as the Canadian Falls). While not exceptionally high, Niagara Falls is very wide, and a large volume of water passes over it. The scenic view attracts millions of visitors, especially in the summertime. Niagara is not the world’s largest or biggest waterfall. It does not have the largest volume of water and neither is it the world’s widest waterfall. But for it’s height and volume, it is possibly the most accessible waterfall.

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Experiencing the Niagara

There are several ways to expereince the falls by getting very close to it, other than going over in a barrel , ofcourse! The Maid of the Mist provides a boat service that gets you quite close to the base of the Horseshoe falls, the Cave of the winds tour allows you to walk quite close to the base of the Bridal Veil falls and have the water plunge just a few meters away from you. Then there was the balloon ride we took we gave us an aerial view of the entire area surrounding it and we could see the Niagara river flowing placidly ,becoming tumultous as it reached the gorge and then plunging deep down with a deafening noise!

On our way back we stopped at the Corning Glass Museum , yes of the Corning ware fame. Situated in a beautiful place called Corning , it had an interesting museum which served as a showcase for the history of glass, beautiful glass sculptures and a live demonstration of glass making! And they even glass market where you got excellent glassware at a very reasonable cost.

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