Gokak Falls

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Gokak Falls
ಗೋಕಾಕ ಜಲಪಾತ
Gokak Falls During Night.jpg
Illuminated Gokak Falls
Gokak Falls is located in Karnataka
Gokak Falls
Location Gokak Falls, Konnur, Belagavi
Coordinates 16°11′30″N 74°46′35.4″E / 16.19167°N 74.776500°E / 16.19167; 74.776500Coordinates: 16°11′30″N 74°46′35.4″E / 16.19167°N 74.776500°E / 16.19167; 74.776500
Type Ledge Waterfall
Total height 52 metres (171 feet)
Number of drops 1
Longest drop 52 metres (171 feet)
Average width 177 metres (581 feet)
Watercourse Ghataprabha River
Gokak Falls

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

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.[1]

Commutation[edit]

Distance from Kolhapur : 100 km

Distance from Sangli/Miraj : 66 km

Distance from Gokak : 6 km

Distance from Belgaum : 65 km

Distance from Panaji : 140 km

Nearest Airports[edit]

Belgaum - Domestic Airport

Pune - International Airport

Bangalore - International Airport

Goa-International Airport

Hubli-Domestic Airport

Mumbai - International 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 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[edit]

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.

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.

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