Beautiful Rivers

The Most Beautiful Rivers in the World

Rivers form the backbone of any civilization and thus the oldest and greatest of the cities exist on the banks of rivers.

Amazon River, South America

The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world. The river is approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) long and just slightly shorter than the Nile although reputable sources disagree as to the exact length of the two rivers.

Volga River, Russia

The Volga is one of the most important rivers of Russia. We are also placing this at number eight in our list of top 10 most beautiful rivers in the world.

Danube River, Europe

The Danube is the second longest and one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe after the Volga. Being the borders of 10 European countries, the river is one of the most important rivers in Europe.

Yangtze River, China

About 6300 km long (3915 miles), the Yangtze River is the longest river in China and the third-longest in the world.

Thames, United Kingdom

Thames River flows through central London and gives a stunning background to most of the city attractions.

Nile, Egypt

Nile is the World’s largest and one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. While exploring Nile don’t forget the stunning temples and tombs i.e. Luxor, Karnak, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Valley of Kings and the Valley of queens. There are various cruises which give you an exploratory tour of Nile.

Zambezi River

The African continent’s fourth-longest river, as well as Africa’s longest east-flowing river, Zambezi river flows through the six African countries of Namibia, Botswana, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Mozambique.

Hudson, New York

Surrounded by mountains and natural beauty in abundance, Hudson River Valley is a great escape from the stressed life of New York City.

Yangtze, China

There is a common saying in China, “If you haven’t been up the Yangtze, then you haven’t been anywhere”.

Ganges, India

There is an Indian saying: “A dip in the Ganges can make you as innocent as a baby.” One of the sacred rivers for Hindus, Ganges is not just a river but a great waterway of different tributaries.

Spree, Germany

Flowing through the Saxony, Brandenburg and Berlin states of Germany, Spree River showcases on its banks the beautiful medieval architecture.

Kenai, Alaska

This beautiful river is famous for rafting and fishing. Once you witness this river first hand, you will realize why this is nicknamed as “Playground of Alaska.”

Cano Cristales, Colombia

Cano Cristales is amazingly beautiful river whose colorful underwater plants give it a magnificent look and feel. From blaze reds to deep greens, to dark orange all mingle with the river’s deep blue water creating a magic on water which attracts tourist from all over the world. Best time to visit this river is June to mid December.

The Douro, Portugal

One of the most beautiful rivers of the world, Douro is quite an underrated river of Europe. Still spending some time on cruising the river will leave you awestruck by its hidden beauty and charm.

The Irrawaddy, Burma

Sometimes also known as the Ayeyarwady river by the Burmese, this breathtaking river flows from north to south through Myanmar. It starts from the confluence of the N’mai and Mali rivers and flows south through the Irrawaddy Delta into the Andaman Sea.

The Rhine, Flows through Europe

The most picturesque river of Europe flows through six countries – Austria, Germany, France, Liechtenstein, Netherlands and Switzerland.

The Danube, Flows through Europe

The beautiful Danube is celebrated as one of Europe’s greatest rivers. As it flows along the sides are rolling hillsides, lush vineyards and medieval castles which add to the charm of the Danube.

The Mekong, South-East Asia

The Mekong river is one of the larges rivers in Asia. It flows through six countries including China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam before flowing into the East Sea.

The Seine, France

The beautiful river Seine which flows through France has fascinating riverside attractions.

Nile River

Located in northeastern part of Africa, Nile is the world’s longest river spread over about a whopping 4,132 miles.