: " This page is about the waterfalls. For the town of same name see
Gokak Falls, Belgaum"The Gokak Falls is a waterfalllocated on the Ghataprabha riverin Belgaumdistrict of Karnataka, India. The waterfall is six kilometersaway from Gokak, a nearby town.
After a long winding course, Ghataprabha river takes a leap of 52 metres over the sand-stone cliff amidst a picturesque
gorgeof the rugged valley. Except the width and colour of the water, the general features of the fall, its height, shape, and rapidity resemble Niagara Fallson a smaller scale. The waterfall is horse shoe shaped at the crest, with a flood breadth of 177 metres. 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 bridgeacross the river, measuring about 201 metres. Its height above the rock bed is 14 metres.
One of the interesting features of this place are the monuments from the
Chalukyaera that are present on either banks of the rocky gorge.
There is an old electricity generation station which used to generate
electricityduring 1880s. A ropewayconnects the power station to the cliff top.
July to September is the best season to visit the place. The Gokak Falls can be developed into a fine
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