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The Best Lesser-Known Waterfalls around the World: Your Secret Retreat

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The world is an oyster for an avid explorer. As it is rightly said, "Man cannot discover oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." So, if you are on a quest for unexplored places in the world, you should definitely start with secret waterfalls situated around the world. There is something special about water cascading down a cliff and touching the ground that makes it ravishing and admirable. In this blog, we have covered the best hidden waterfalls in different parts of the world that are worth visiting:

Bali’s Cave Waterfall: Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Tukad Cepung waterfall (which translates to Cepung river flow in Balinese) is one of Bali's hidden and unique waterfalls. This is a less explored waterfall at this place, which is located at a distance of 30 km from Ubud. If you are a passionate explorer and want to undertake a journey that leads to the untouched beauty of nature, then add a visit to the Tukad Cepung waterfall to your bucket list.

Hidden inside a cave, Tukad Cepung waterfall is nature’s gift for those who want a slice of peace and tranquility. When the sunlight falls on this waterfall, it imparts a magnificent golden reflection that is a sight to behold forever. On rare occasions, you can even spot a rainbow that adds to the beauty of the waterfall. Click some pictures in front of the photogenic waterfall, take a dip, and spend some quality time with your loved ones to make the most of your time here.

India’s Misty Waterfall: Dhuandhar Waterfall

India is a land of gorgeous nature, rich culture, and historical places. The country has countless hidden gems that redefine the meaning of beauty and quietude. Dhuandhar waterfall, located in the Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh, India, is yet another beautiful place that is not in the spotlight of commercial tourism. This waterfall cascades down 30 meters and creates a mass of mist when the water touches the white and grey rocky beds. The misty appearance of the waterfall when the Narmada River falls from the top is the reason why it is named Dhuadhar Waterfall. It is surely one of the most unique places to visit in India.

Here, you can spend your time bathing in the waterfall or river and taking a gondola ride or ropeway ride to have a fun-filled experience. Besides this, you can also explore nearby places such as Bargi Dam, Rani Durgavati Museum, and Kanha National Park.

Morning Falls, Wyoming

Morning falls in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is one of the best secret retreats in America. Because it is difficult to reach and not for the faint of heart, this wondrous waterfall is off the radar of commercial tourism. It takes a moderate, multi-day hike to reach this secret waterfall in Yellowstone. By default, this massive cascade is a hiker’s delight, as the journey and destination are equally rewarding and challenging. The waterfall is 60 feet high and 100 feet long. It is rather interesting to know that this waterfall faces southeast while all the other waterfalls in the region face southwest. This is why it is referred to as the "morning waterfall." It catches the morning light, which makes it even more beautiful.

Havasupai Falls, Arizona

If you are fascinated by the idea of a waterfall in the middle of a desert, then you should definitely know about Havasupai Falls. This is a hidden waterfall located in the remote land of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. This waterfall is greatly admired by avid hikers, as it takes a 10-mile hike to reach the spot. However, its beauty is surely hard to top. Crystal-clear, plunging water and a turquoise-green lagoon allow visitors to have a refreshing swim and soak in nature’s beauty. The air is fresh, and the calm surroundings take away the tiredness of the hike.

It is important to know that the land is administered by the Havasupai Tribe and is beyond the boundary of Grand Canyon National Park. If you want to visit this location, make sure to stay hydrated and bring sunscreen because the sun shines directly at the top, which can make your journey difficult. However, an overnight hike is recommended to avoid the summer heat.

Middle Black Clough Waterfall

Middle Black Clough Waterfall

Middle Black Clough waterfall is yet another secret waterfall located in a place that is called the Peak District in the UK. It is surely a paradise for adventure lovers, as the walk to this waterfall is short but challenging. As the name suggests, the cascade is nestled on a Clough that is tucked away from the road. On the way, you will be accompanied by woodland and water crossings where you can halt and click some Instagram-worthy pictures.

Bagni San Filippo waterfalls, Italy

Bagni San Filippo waterfalls are little treasures in San Filippo that are also called "White Whale." The name "white whale" is given due to the uncanny resemblance of these unique waterfalls to the mouth of a whale. The spectacular limestone formation of this waterfall makes it one of a kind. Hot water flows from the neighbouring areas and creates a natural pool where visitors can swim in all seasons. However, swimming in this natural pool in the winter is a remarkable experience that shouldn’t be missed.

The Baths of San Filippo are said to have healing properties, and people come here to benefit from them.

Kawasan Falls, Philippines

Kawasan Falls Philippines

Next on the list of must-visit secret waterfalls around the world is Kawasan Falls, which is a multi-layered waterfall on the banks of the Kawasan River in Cebu. This series of three tall waterfalls plunge into the turquoise lagoon. It is a great place to have a good time with friends and family. You can also take a dip in the pool to rejuvenate your mind and body. Besides this, there are several small restaurants around the area that serve lip-smacking food. You stop there to relax and resume your jungle hike to reach the next waterfall.

The Torc Waterfall, Ireland

The Torc waterfall is a secret waterfall in Killarney National Park, which is at the base of Torc mountain in Ireland. Most people visit this place during their trip to the Ring of Kerry, which is at the base of the Torc mountain in Ireland. Most people visit this place during their trip to the Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry is a circular road that has mesmerizing landscapes and scenery all around. This area is best explored on a road trip or by taking a bus ride.

Once you enter Killarney National Park, it’s very easy to reach the Torc waterfall. You can park your vehicle on the site and start walking through scenic woodland to get a glimpse of the waterfall. Other than this, hikers are in for a treat as there is a hiking trail to reach the top of the Torc mountain, and the Torc waterfall is its starting point. Overall, it’s a great spot that should not be missed when you visit Ireland for a vacation.

You might have seen the longest or tallest waterfalls in the world, but these are some of the hidden gems that are away from the limelight but equally spectacular. There are many other magnificent hidden waterfalls around the world that prove that this planet is gifted with an abundance of natural beauty.

December 27, 2022


Ankita Joshi
Ankita Joshi

A history, culture and music enthusiast with tremendous love for travel! My love for writing comes from my love for reading and exploring various topics.

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