The Gokak Falls is 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 52 meters (171 ft) over the sand-stone cliff amidst a picturesque gorge of the red soiled rugged valley, resembling Niagara Falls on a smaller scale. The waterfall is horse shoe shaped at the crest, with a flood breadth of 177 meters (581 ft). 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.