Niagara Falls up close.

In the evening, we drove to Buffalo, the second most populous city in the state of New York from Corning. We stayed for the night at Sheraton, which is walking distance from the Niagara Falls.

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Niagara Sheraton, Buffalo.
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Niagara Falls by night.

The Niagara Falls look absolutely magical in the night. We were fortunate to be there on a day when weather GOD was in a good mood and we spent an entire late evening admiring the beauty of the falls.

In the morning we took another trip to the Falls when we got on Tour on Maid of Mist, a boat which takes you up close to the falls (see the video).

We spent rest of the morning in Niagara Falls State Park, one of the oldest National Park in United States. We also got a chance to go under the Bridal Veil Falls and touch the falls. It was simply an awesome experience.

There are actually three falls, the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls, between the International Border between US and Canada and together they form the Niagara Falls.

The 1st fall, Horseshoe is on the Canada side, the 2nd American, as the name suggests is on the US side. The Bridal Veil Fall is also on US side. They are on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, falling with a vertical drop of more than 55m (180 feet).

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Rainbow Bridge, connects US and Canada.
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Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls, really up close.
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Common Tern.
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Tram ride in Niagara Falls State Park.
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Beautiful Niagara Falls State Park.
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Nikola Tesla, inventor.
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Adam’s Arch re erected in 1966 to commemorate the contribution of Adam’s Arch to the world civilasation. The original arch was built in 1895 when World’s 1st Hydroelectric plant opened in Niagara.

In The Niagara Falls State Park you can take a ride in the tram or walk or go bird watching. Birds such as Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Black Crowned Night Heron, Great Egret, and Swans are found there but we only saw Ring Billed Gull and Common Tern.

It is quite difficult to describe the beauty of the falls, in words. Sufficient is to say that these are an absolutely must see before one dies.

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rdmathur

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