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.
- 1 Commutation
- 1.1 Nearest Airports
- 1.2 Nearest Railway Junction
- 1.3 Nearest Railway stations
- 1.4 Trains to reach Gokak
- 1.4.1 Karnataka Sampark Kranti express via Pune Miraj Hubli
- 1.4.2 Mumbai-Tirunelveli express
- 1.4.3 Mumbai-Pondicherry express
- 1.4.4 Yeswantpur Miraj express
- 1.4.5 Bangalore Ajmer Express
- 1.4.6 Bangalore Jodhpur Express
- 1.4.7 Bangalore Gandhidham Express
- 1.4.8 Mumbai-Mysore express
- 1.4.9 Hubli Miraj express
- 1.4.10 Delhi-Mysore Suvarnajayanti Express
- 1.4.11 Hubli Mumbai express
- 1.5 Road
Distance from koppal : 65 km
Distance from Gokak : 6 km
Belgaum - Domestic Airport
Pune - International Airport
Bangalore - International Airport
Nearest Railway Junction
Miraj junction railway station on Central Railway which is 66 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
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
Important trains passing via Miraj junction & Belgaum railway stations:
Karnataka Sampark Kranti express via Pune Miraj Hubli
Yeswantpur Miraj express
Bangalore Ajmer Express
Bangalore Jodhpur Express
Bangalore Gandhidham Express
Hubli Miraj express
Delhi-Mysore Suvarnajayanti Express
Kolhapur - Hyderabad Express/11304⇒17004 (From Belgaum Station)
Hubli Mumbai express
Please check Indian railway timetable for the correct timings.
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.
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