Gokak Falls

Gokak Falls is beautiful waterfall on Ghataprabha River in Belagavi district of Karnataka state, India.

Gokak FallsView of Gokak Falls

Gokak Falls resembles Niagara Falls, on a smaller scale. The falls at Gokak takes a leap of 171 ft, over a sandstone cliff. During the monsoon season, the roar of the falls can be heard from a long distance. There is a hanging bridge across the river. with a length of about 659 ft, at a height of 46 ft above rock bed.

On either banks of the rocky gorge near the Gokak Falls, you can see monuments from the Chalukya era. A very old river-front temple dedicated to Lord Mahalingeshwara, is another nearby tourist attraction, There is an electricity generation station, which was started in the 18th and is abandoned now.

How do I go to Gokak falls?

Gokak falls is at around 6 kilometers from the Gokak town. State government buses are available from Gokak and Belgaum towns to the Gokak Falls. Gokak falls is a must see Belgaum tourist places.

‘Miraj junction’ railway station on Central Railway is the nearest major station and is well connected to major cities of India.

Gokak-Road’ Railway station, where only passenger trains stops, is the nearest railway station at around 9 kilometers from Gokak city. ‘Ghataprabha’ railway station, where express trains stops, is at around 15 kilo meters from Gokak city. Both these stations are on the Miraj-Belgaum-Hubli railway route. Belgaum, is another major railway station, at around 70 kilometers from Gokak city. Belgaum is well connected by roads to other parts of India.

Which is the ideal time to visit Gokak Falls?

July – October, after the onset of Monsoon rains, are the ideal months to visit the Gokak Falls.

Tags: Chalukya rock cut Architecture

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