I took some time off from work and had been away for a little while. It is good to be away from time to time , look at great things beyond where you live and come back with a rejuvenated soul. I will be writing a series of Mini Travelogues whenever I can, about the places I visit. I will keep it Mini, because I do not want to bore you with details.
The Niagara River flows fast on the plains and falls off the cliff to form a brilliant white Misty water fall. This is the Niagara Falls, that is all and there is nothing else. But the sheer size and volume of the water fall makes it a unique one of its kind. It falls in two places and they name it the American falls and the Canadian Falls for obvious reasons. The falls and the river separates Canada and USA. Take a Peek:
There were 2 enjoyable fun rides that we took.
Cave of the Winds, where you go down about 200 Feet in an elevator and climb up a spiral of stairs close to the American Falls. You get to experience Coutralam here. The ride is to just stand at the top point and let the falls do the work on you. Of course you get to wear ponchos if you don’t want to get wet as much. An ulitmate experience.
Maid of the Mist, where you ride a boat and go close to the falls. Only thing you can see is white mist, if you can see. There will be water all over you and you will have to manage to squeeze through to see the mist. A Wonderful experience.
When you visit Niagara Falls in USA, you will be left to wonder if you have traveled to India. The only tourists I saw there, were Indians. It was like the entire country was there, except may be Rajinikanth and Bal Thackeray. If there were no Indians visiting Niagara Falls in USA, the place wouldn’t have any funds to support itself. It looks like all the native tourists just drive down to Canada to watch Niagara from there. It is said that Niagara is much more beautiful from Canada.
Perhaps it is a mark that a touring Indian wants to make, He wants to say that he has spent his time in America, by visiting a very popular place in the country. He cannot go back home and claim he has seen Yosemite or Colorado springs without being given empty stares, not many people know about those places. But if you say you saw Niagara, then they can definitely relate it to something back home. Your purpose of the trip will be complete, You saw the most popular place (popular to Indians) in USA. I will leave you with one more shot: