Gokak Falls

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Gokak Falls, Belgaum.

Coordinates: 16°11′30.0″N 74°46′35.4″E / 16.191667°N 74.776500°E / 16.191667; 74.776500

Gokak Falls
Gokak Falls

The Gokak Falls is a waterfall located on the Ghataprabha River in Belgavi district of Karnataka, India. The waterfall is six kilometers away from Gokak

After a long winding course, the Ghataprabha river takes a leap of 52 metres (171 ft) 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 177 metres (581 ft). 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 (659 ft). Its height above the rock bed is 14 metres (46 ft). There is an old electricity generation station and electricity was generated here for the first time 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.

Commutation[edit]

Distance from koppal : 250 km

Distance from Sangli/Miraj : 66 km

Distance from Gokak : 6 km

Nearest Airports[edit]

Belgaum - Domestic Airport

Pune - International Airport

Bangalore - International Airport

Goa-International Airport

Hubli-Domestic Airport

Nearest Railway Junction[edit]

Miraj junction railway station on Central Railway which is 90 km from Gokak Water Falls. Miraj junction is well connected to important cities of India by express trains.

Though Miraj Junction is one of major station well connected to most of important cities of India by Express trains, nearest railway station is Gokak Road(GKK) for passenger trains & Ghatprabha (GPB) for express trains both being on Miraj-Belgaum-Hubli route.

Nearest Railway stations[edit]

Gokak-Road Railway station about 11 km from Gokak city

Ghataprabha railway station about 14 km from Gokak city

Belgaum railway station

Hubli railway station

The best option to reach Gokak Water Falls is by taking a Train.

Trains to reach Gokak[edit]

Important trains passing via Miraj junction & Belgaum railway stations:

Karnataka Sampark Kranti express via Pune Miraj Hubli[edit]

Mumbai-Tirunelveli express[edit]

Mumbai-Pondicherry express[edit]

Yeswantpur Miraj SF express[edit]

CORRECT TRAIN

Rani chennamma express Bengalore-kolhapur via Hubballi[edit]

Bengalore Ajmer Express[edit]

Bengalore Jodhpur Express[edit]

Bangalore Gandhidham Express[edit]

Mumbai-Mysore express[edit]

Hubli Miraj express[edit]

Delhi-Mysore Suvarnajayanti Express[edit]

Kolhapur - Hyderabad Express/11304⇒17004 (From Belgaum Station)

Hubli Mumbai express[edit]

Hubli station

Please check Indian railway timetable for the correct timings.

Road[edit]

KSRTC and city buses ply regularly from Gokak and Belgaum to the falls. You can also hire a private car from Belgaum or Sangli and reach Gokak water falls.

The best time to visit Gokak falls is around July - October.

It experiences moderate climate throughout the year, however the nights are too cool and days are warm.