Gokak Falls, Belgaum

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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 52m 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 177m. 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 201m. Its height above the rock bed is 14m. 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
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  • We visited in the afternoon though it would certainly have been better in the evening. One has to walk down a few steps to see the falls. The hanging bridge was closed when we went. There is a beautif...  more »
  • We were disappointed... Water in gokak falls was very less and we felt it was not worth to visit if there is no rain and dam won't release water.. also the hanging bridge is only for mill workers and ...  more »
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