Friday, November 13, 2009

Gokak falls is a waterfall is at a distance of 60 Kms from Belgaum and 10kms from Gokak town.

Gokak falls is a waterfall known for its beauty. It is at a distance of 60 Kms from Belgaum and 10kms from Gokak town. Located right on the main road is a celebrated tourist centre in the district. This falls has a height of about 170 feet.

The river Ghataprabha after winding a course of a long route takes a leap of 52 meters, over a rocky bed 170 feet down. The falls is famous for its spread and shape.Except in width and colour of the water, the general features of the fall, its height, shape and rapidity above are much like those of " Niagara".

The waterfall is horse shoe shaped at the crest, with a flood breadth of 177 metres (580 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.

Gokak gets its name due to the Goki trees found in abundance in these areas.

Electricity was generated here for the first time in the country in 1887. The generating station can be reached on the ropeway. Recommended only for the extra courageous! A walk down either bank of the rocky gorge rewards you with ancient Chalukyan monuments waiting to be explored.

July to September is the best season to visit the place.

How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Station: Belgaum
Nearest Airport : Bangalore airport
By Road: From Bangalore 570 km (Bangalore-Hubli-Belgaum-Gokak)
Nearby places: Belgaum Fort, Kittur

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