Niagara Falls: A tourist magnet

Posted on Nov 30, 2019 in Student Speak


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When we visit popular tourist sites, each one of us has a different set of expectations. While some might seek thrill and adventure, others might be looking forward to gain knowledge. On our journey to the USA East Coast, all of us anticipated the visit to Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is not only a natural wonder — it is also a major centre of hydroelectric power generation.

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Through this account, we have attempted to answer a few basic queries about Niagara Falls that people might have in their mind before they plan to visit. To start with, let us first discuss its formation and geographical location. The origin of this majestic waterfall goes back to 12,000 years ago when the ice-caps melted to form water torrents. Over the years, the waterfall reached its present location when water moved through several layers of rocks.

Niagara Falls is situated on the frontier shared by the states of Ontario and New York. Therefore, this waterfall serves as an international border between the two North American countries — Canada and the USA. It is estimated that about 30 million people visit Niagara Falls every year.

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There are many reasons why tourists flock to this place in huge numbers. Its natural beauty cannot be surpassed by some of the most picturesque locations in the world. In recent years, this place has become a favourite among the tourists because of the range of exciting experiences it offers. The Maid of the Mist is the perfect example. The ferry takes its passengers as close to the waterfall as one can get. Moreover, Niagara Falls is a wonderful example of how natural resources can be utilised for benefiting humanity. Interestingly, the hydropower generating stations at Niagara produce almost a quarter of electricity consumed in Ontario and New York.

Mount Carmel School, Anand Niketan

Our visit to Niagara Falls was an extraordinary experience. Its unparalleled, awe-inspiring scenic beauty cannot be found at any other tourist destination in the world.

Team Members: Team Members: Bani, Muskan, and Keshav (Mount Carmel School, Anand Niketan).


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