known for the breathtaking Gokak Falls, also known as the Northern Mysore Falls which is the major attraction in a trip to Gokak, where the Ghataprabha river leaps over a 170ft sandstone cliff. The cliff is in a picturesque gorge of the Gokak valley and is in the shape of a horse-shoe. One can hear the water gushing when one approaches the falls; and during monsoons its nothing less than a toar. There is a temple on the path towards the falls. There is a hanging bridge across the river, maintained by the Gokak mills measuring about 201 metres. Its height above the rock bed is 14 metres. There is an old electricity generation station which used to generate electricity during 1880s. A ropeway connects the power station to the cliff top. One of the interesting features of this place is the monuments from the Chalukya era that are present on either banks of the rocky gorge.
During the British rule in India, the Forbes Spinning Mill (now owned by Gokak Textiles Limited) and now called Gokak Mills was established here, and is functional to this day providing jobs for thousands of people.
Gokak is also famous for its sweets,  karadantu (a Kannada term, which literally means fried edible gum), a sweet richly stuffed with nuts and edible gum, and ladagi laadu. Not to be missed if you are visiting Gokak! The town also specialises in the manufacture of wooden toys which are then painted, polished and encased in transparent boxes.

Gokak - Ravines and a beautiful waterfalls
richly stuffed with nuts and edible gum, and ladagi laadu. Not to be missed if you are visiting Gokak! The town also specialises in the manufacture of wooden toys which are then painted, polished and encased in transparent boxes.  The Mallikarjun temple, also known as the "Maliksaab Temple", stands atop a hill, also called the Malik-saab hill is another spot in Gokak. The tomb of the Raja of Kittur Mallasarja is at the nearby Duradundeshwar temple in Arabhavi Math.
July to September is the best season to plan a vacation to Gokak. Ceing a industrial town its easy to find accomodation in Gokak.

             Stay in Gokak            
Hotel Vaishali
Vijaya Road,
Dharwad - 580 001
Tel: 08362-226805
Fax: 08362- 445755
shali_dwd@satyam.net.in
Tariff : Rs. 200 - 560/-
Hotel Hoysala
Opposite Kittel College,
Pune-Bangalore Road,
Dharwad - 580 001
Tel: 08362-445627 - 29
Tariff : Rs. 300 - 700/-


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Gokak Town is located around 70km from Belgaum at the junction of two Rivers, Ghataprabha and Markandeya. Though primarily an agricultural outpost, the Gokak cotton mills a major landmark in the town has been in existence since British times. Gokak is best known for the breathtaking Gokak Falls, where the Ghataprabha river leaps over a sandstone cliff. The cliff is in a picturesque gorge of the Gokak valley and is in the shape of a horse-shoe.

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