Dreaming and Planning
Who hasn’t heard of Niagara Falls? Probably every Indian out there would have heard of how beautiful the Niagara Falls is from her or his United States (US) returned sibling or a cousin.
Same as every other Indian, I had heard a lot about how beautiful the waterfall is. I dreamt of seeing it as well. But… from the Canadian side. So, as part of my travel tour, East Coast US and Canada Highlights, I ensured that Niagara Falls was on the itinerary.
About Niagara Falls
Group of three waterfalls, Niagara falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in the world and is a geological wonder. The largest of the three waterfalls is the Horseshoe falls. Sharing the borders between Canada and United States of America (USA), the Niagara falls is a major source of hydroelectric power. It is also the most photographed and tourist destination in both the countries.
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I got up by 5 AM (you heard it right – 5 AM) and headed out to see the sunrise at the Niagara Falls. I walked from my hotel Wydham to the park around the falls (it was scary, very scary, as there was absolutely nobody on the street). Even though scared, I set up my tripod and was eagerly waiting for the spectacular sunrise. ?? And yes, the sunrise was breath takingly beautiful and it was no way less dramatic than what I had visualised. Waking up so early at around 5 AM was totally worth it.
Hornblower boat ride
The Niagara cruises offer a Hornblower boat tour. It is a 20 to 30 minutes boat ride and costs about USD 22.25 for adults (13 years +) and USD 13 for children. The boat ride is a great way to come up close to the Niagara Falls. I must admit, it was a thrilling and an amazing experience. A must do for sure when visiting the Niagara falls. 100%!
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Skylon Tower, 360 degrees rotating restaurant
A view is never complete if you do not see it from the top. The Skylon Tower provides a view of the Niagara Falls from the top, which is surely a view to remember. The city of Niagara falls also has a 360 degrees rotating restaurant that provides spectacular views with delicious lunch.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to enjoy a yummy lunch (I had an egg plant lasagne, which was tasty) and a glass of wine with a top view of Niagara Falls? It’s pretty cool and breath taking. Trust me, I know!
Rainbow with the falls
This was like a dream come true. I so wanted to see a rainbow over Niagara Falls. And yes God was on my side that day :). The sight was stunning and it was a sight straight from the fairy tale.
Safety for solo female travelers
Niagara Falls was very safe for solo female travelers. As I mentioned, I walked at around 5 AM in the dark and I did not have any issues. However, like any other city in the world, be cautious, especially at night.
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Niagara Falls was surely a highlight when I visited Canada. The time that I spent in the city was truly amazing and I do hope to go back someday for a longer period of time.
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