Known as the land of heroes, of which Rani Chennamma of Kittur undoubtedly reigns supreme as the face of the sobriquet, Belgaum is one of Karnataka’s oldest and largest cities. The romance of having a valourous queen, who fought to the finish against the British, still holds the people of Belgaum in its sway. A cornerstone of arts, culture, learning and industry, the city is all about location, location, location. Not only is it blessed with scenic natural environs, it also enjoys its own individual culture – essential Kannada culture spiced with Maharastrian and Goan influences.
The Gokak waterfall is located at a distance of 6 km from Gokak on the Ghataprabha River in the Belgaum district.
The Ghataprabha River separated from the Malaprabha river by the Belgaum hills flows through the black soil plains before it enters the rocky belt of Gokak.
After a long winding course, Ghataprabha River takes a leap of 170 ft over the sandstone cliff. The cliff is in a picturesque gorge of the Gokak valley and is in the shape of a horseshoe. Except the width and color of the water, the general characteristics of the fall, height, shape and speed look a lot like Niagara Falls on a smaller scale. The dull roar of the falls can be heard long before it attained