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Gokak Waterfall

Gokak falls


The Gokak Falls is a waterfall located on the Ghataprabha river in Belgaum district of Karnataka, India. The waterfall is six kilometers away from Gokak, a nearby town.After a long winding course, Ghataprabha river takes a leap of 52 metres over the sand-stone cliff amidst a picturesque gorge of the rugged valley. Except the width and colour of the water, the general features of the fall, its height, shape, and rapidity resemble Niagara Falls on a smaller scale. The waterfall is horse shoe shaped at the crest, with a flood breadth of 177 metres. During rainy season, the thick reddish brown water sweeps far over the brink of the cliff with a dull roar that can be heard from some distance. There is a hanging bridge across the river, measuring about 201 metres. Its height above the rock bed is 14 metres.

One of the interesting features of this place are the monuments from the Chalukya era that are present on either banks of the rocky gorge.

Location info:

Address:502 km from Bangalore
Nearest City:Bangalore,Pune
Best time to visit: July to September



The falls were discovered as early as 1885 by British explorers who compared it to the Niagara in terms of its height, shape and speed. However, it has not received due attention from the local government. There is a 210 m hanging wooden bridge across the falls, which enables people to cross the river. Only 30 people are allowed at a time on this ancient bridge. The bridge was originally built by the British for the labourers from nearby villages to come to work at the mill located here. Nearby attractions are Gokak Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant.

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Nearest Railway Station:Ghataprabha railway station near Gokak is the closest railhead.
Nearest Airport:Belgaum Airport is the nearest airport
Road Transport:Gokak town is 65 km by road from Belgaum

Nearest Visiting places:

1.Mahalingeshwar temple in Gokak Falls
2.Hidkal Dam
3.Godachinamalki Falls
4.Yogi Kolla nice place to visit

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Gokak.or Belgaum would be a better choice.

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Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:KLE Society's Hospital is located in Belgaum.
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