Gokak Falls Belgaum – Niagara Falls of India

Gokak Falls is near Belgaum City, also known as Niagara Falls of India due to its shape and the way it flows and falls and I’m truly blessed that I live near this fall. I can say this is one of the most beautiful falls in India. The height of the Gokak Falls is almost 170 feet (52 meters) and there is a hanging bridge that is 200 meters long and 14 meters above bedrock.

Being a native of this place, I’m going to tell you all about Gokak Falls, the distance, the best time to visit, and history, so if you are planning to visit this fall keep on reading.

Gokak Falls Belgaum

Gokak Falls is Formed by which River

The Gokak Falls is formed by the River Ghataprabha which is a right-bank tributary of the Krishna River and flows eastward. The Ghataprapha River flows for almost 283 kilometers towards the east to meet the Krishna River. There is a dam built on the River near Gokak known as Gokak Dam. Also, the Markandeya River and Hiranyakeshi River are the two tributaries of the Ghataprabha River.

Gokak Falls Distance from Various Cities

People come from various regions to visit this fall, even tourists from come from different parts of the country to experience the beauty of this fall. Now let me clear the distances of Gokak Falls from various places in case you are coming from different regions of the state or country. There are many

What is the Belgaum To Gokak Falls Distance

If you live in Belgaum or Belagavi and visiting the Gokak Falls for the first time, then let me tell you, Gokak Falls is not too far, and it is a must-visit place in Belgaum. Even I am from Belgaum and I do not know for how many times I have been to this place.

The distance of Gokak Falls from Belgaum is almost 60 km, actually, there are two routes going to Gokak Falls from Belgaum and both routes are more or less of the same distance. You can either take the route of Pachapur via Tumarguddi and eventually reach the Gokak Falls, or you can take the route of again Pacharpur via New Vantamuri. Both the routes are safe to travel and will take you almost 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach.

What is the Hubballi To Gokak Falls Distance

The distance from Hubballi to Gokak Falls is almost 120 km and you need to move towards the North to reach the destination. You can either reach the falls via the Belawadi route or via the Saundatti route. The distances of both the routes are almost the same and will take you almost 3 hours to reach the destination.

What is the Gokak To Gokak Falls Distance

Gokak Falls is not too far from Gokak City, it is almost a 10 to 15 minute drive and the distance is 6 km. You need to move towards the Northwest direction to reach the destination.

What is the Kolhapur to Gokak Falls Distance

Even if you are planning a trip to Gokak Falls, it is not too far. It is almost 105 km and will take you around 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach there but I can bet you won’t regret going there.

You need to move in the Southeast direction and take NH 48 which goes via Nipani. Take a left from Nipani and reach your destination.

What is the Best Time to Visit Gokak Falls

Being a native, I have been to this place many times, and I found the best time to visit Gokak Falls would be between July and October, which means during the rainy seasons when the water flow is good, and you can experience the beauty of the fall at its best.

Also, during the rainy season you can visit the Godachinamalki Falls which is almost 14 km from the Gokak Falls and it is also a recommendation, But during the dry seasons, you may not be able to experience this fall as there is no water flow.

What is the Opening and Closing Time of Gokak Falls

Many people and tourists have asked me this question what is the opening and closing time of the Gokak Falls? There is no opening and closing time of the Gokak Falls, as it is not a private property and it is not managed by the Government as of now.

You can visit this place at any time of the day, but take my advice, visit either in the morning or in the evening to see the sunset. Although, let me tell you, the fall looks just gorgeous all the time.

Gokak Falls Belgaum

What is the Tourist Places Near Gokak Falls

Not just one, but there are a number of tourist places near Gokak Falls that you can explore and the places are not far. Apart from Gokak Falls, the best tourist places near Gokak Falls are:

Tourist Places Near Gokak FallsDistance from Gokak Falls
1Yogikolla Viewpoint11 km
2Godachinamalki Falls14 km
3Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary10 km
4Mahalingeshwara Temple7.5 km
5Hidkal Dam20 km
6Kadabgatti Hill10 km
7Kemple Park0.5 km
Gokak Falls Belgaum

Restaurants Near Gokak Falls

There are a lot of restaurants and places where you can eat if you are feeling hungry. Although most of them are in Gokak City, there are a few, near the falls as well. To name a few restaurants near the Gokak Falls with good reviews are:

  1. Annapurna Hotel with a rating of 4.5 out of 5
  2. Hotel Vishnu Grand with a rating of 3.5 out of 5
  3. Faizan Chinese Fast Food, no ratings available

The best Restaurants in Gokak City with good reviews are:

  1. Amma Dhaba with a rating of 4 out of 5
  2. The Underground Palace with a rating of 4.4 out of 5
  3. Laxmi Hotel with a rating of 4.1 out of 5
  4. Terrace Town with a rating of 4 out of 5
  5. DIdi’s Kitchen with a rating of 4.8 out of 5

These are some of the good restaurants near Gokak Falls and in Gokak City, in case you are visiting there.

What is the nearest railway station to Gokak Falls?

The nearest railway station is just 5 km away and it is a 10-minute drive, which is the Gokak Railway station or the Konnur Railway Station.

What is the Ghataprabha to Gokak Falls

The Distance from Ghataprabha to Gokak Falls is 10 km.

What is the Bijapur To Gokak Falls

The Distance from Bijapur To Gokak Falls is 147 km.

What is the Godachinmalk To Gokak Falls

The Distance from Godachinmalk To Gokak Falls is 14 km.

What is the Dharwad to Gokak Falls

The Distance from Dharwad to Gokak Falls is 102 km.

What is the Saundatti To Gokak Falls

The Distance from Saundatti To Gokak Falls is 72 km.

To Wrap Up

A trip to Gokak Falls is a must if you are visiting Belgaum or any other nearby city. I can tell you this is one place you won’t forget in your lifetime. There is a reason why Gokak Falls is called Niagara Falls, and you can only experience it.

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