Illuminated Gokak Falls
|Location||Gokak Falls, Konnur, Belagavi|
|Total height||52 metres (171 feet)|
|Number of drops||1|
|Longest drop||52 metres (171 feet)|
|Average width||177 metres (581 feet)|
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 Chalukya style of architecture.
It is very unfortunate that Gokak Falls is Notorious as suicide spot.
Distance from Kolhapur : 100 km
Distance from Gokak : 6 km
Distance from Belgaum : 65 km
Distance from Panaji : 140 km
Belgaum - Domestic Airport
Pune - International Airport
Bangalore - International Airport
Mumbai - International Airport
Nearest Railway Junction
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
Gokak-Road Railway station is about 10 km from Gokak city
Ghataprabha railway station is about 15 km from Gokak city
Belgaum railway station is about 70 km.
Hubli railway station 125 km
Miraj railway station 80 km
The best option to reach Gokak Water Falls is by taking a Train.
Trains to reach Gokak Road railway station or Ghatprabha railway station
Important trains passing via Miraj junction & Belgaum railway stations are below and Visitors can alight at Ghatprabha railway station to reach the waterfall.
- Goa Express Vasco Da Gama to Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin
- Karnataka Sampark Kranti express via Pune Miraj Hubli
- Mumbai-Tirunelveli express
- Mumbai-Puducherry Chalukya express
- Yeswantpur Miraj SF express
- Bangalore-Kolhapur Rani Chennamma Express via Belagavi -
- Bangalore Ajmer Garib Nawaz Express
- Bangalore Jodhpur Express
- Bangalore Gandhidham Express
- Mumbai-Mysore express
- Hubli Miraj express
- Delhi-Mysore Swarna Jayanti Express
- Kolhapur Hyderabad Express (via Belgaum)
- Hubli Mumbai LTT express ( Ghataprabha stop)
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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