Yes! I am talking about the Asian kind though the American kind has a lot to do with the place too. I cannot exactly put my finger on this affinity of Indians for the Niagara Falls, though I should know I have visited this place 4 times already. Maybe the Legend of Lelawala has something to do with it. Here is my mother's reasoning "only if you come from a place where drought is usually only one rainfall away will you appreciate the true magnificance of Niagara Falls" I have no arguement with that kind of wisdom. Every parent who visits their son or daughter in the US never goes back home without paying homage to the Niagara Falls. My mom and DH's aunt absoultely loved the waterfalls, contrast this with folks who have grown up with Niagara Falls practically in their backyard and have never visited the Falls. Why is the pull so irresistible for the Indians?
From my first visit to the most recent one the Indian Crowd has steadily increased so much so that every second face that I saw was Indian, we even ran into an Tamil actor and his son who I hear is also an up and coming actor. During our first visit we had to drive through half the town to find an Indian restaurant and now I counted atleast 5 of them within 5 minute driving distance from the Niagara Falls State Park. There was one practically on the doorstep of the State Park. After a full day of walking around admiring the falls and being drenched both by the rain and the falls we were starved so we walked into the closest one. A glance at the Buffet and by the looks of it my taste buds were not tingling but I saw rotis and paranthas flying off the grills so we orderd some with kadhi pakode and some pickle on the side it turned out to be a good choice.
If you want to be really close to the water the American Side has the best views and tours, the one called Wind in the Caves should let you really really close to the falls. For a Panoramic view of the Falls the view from the Canadian side works best.
For the hot muggy days some refreshing Cantaloupe Juice. Remove the outer skin, cut in small piece blend and enjoy. Refreshingly Coooool.