The Gokak Falls
is a waterfall
located on the Ghataprabha River
district of Karnataka
. The waterfall is six kilometers away from Gokak
After a long winding course, the Ghataprabha river takes a leap of over the sand-stone cliff amidst a picturesque gorge
of the rugged valley
, resembling Niagara Falls
on a smaller scale. The waterfall is horse shoe
shaped at the crest, with a flood breadth of . 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 . Its height above the rock bed is .There is an old electricity generation station and electricity was generated here for the first time in the country in 1887.
One interesting feature of this place is the monuments from the Chalukya era that are found on either bank of the rocky gorge. Another attraction of this place is the very old river-front temple dedicated to Lord Mahalingeshwara, built in the Later Chalukyan style of architecture.
Distance from Belgaum : 65 km
Nearest Airport: Belgaum
Nearest Railhead: Ghataprabha railway station near Gokak
Road: KSRTC buses ply regularly from Belgaum to the falls.
The best time to visit Gokak falls is around July - October.গোকাক ফলস্गोकक फल्स Read More