Situated in the Belgaum district of the state of Karnataka, The Gokak Falls serve as an interesting sightseeing location for one and all. Fed by the waters of the Ghataprabha River, this picturesque fall is situated 6 km away from Gokak.
After meandering through a long winding course, the Ghataprabha river leaps down 52 metres (171 ft)-- into the picturesque gorges and rugged valleys beneath. This waterfall is in the shape of a horse shoe at the crest and boasts of a flood breadth of 177 metres (581 ft). The dull roar of this waterfall during the monsoons can be heard from afar and dominates a hanging bridge built across the river. This awe-inspiring suspended bridge is about 201 metres (659 ft) in length and is suspended at a height of 14 metres (46 ft) from the rock bed.
It is believed that electricity was generated for the first time in the nearby electricity generation station, in 1887. Monuments belonging to the Chalukyan era are located on either sides of the rocky gorges of the river bank and include an old river-front temple that’s dedicated to Lord Mahalingeshwara.
|Good For||Nature Lovers Photo Fanatics |
|Entry Fee||No entry fee |
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours |