Thursday, October 4, 2012

Godachinmalki Falls | Gokak | Belgaum | Karnataka | India

Godachinmalki Falls | Gokak | Belgaum | Karnataka | India


Godachinmalki Falls, Gokak, Belgaum
Godachinmalki Falls ,Gokak ,Belgaum,Karnataka ,India, Photos by Basu.S
Type : Water Falls /Natural sight seeing/ Tourist Spot/Tourist Attractions

Other Places around:


  • Gokak Spinning mill (Now it may be closed)
  • Shivalinga - Gokak Falls Temple
  • Gokak Dam
  • Hydroelectric Power Plant (Electricity Generator Station)
  • Hanging Wooden Bridge ( Rope way kind) Which runs from one end to other across the falls
  • Gokak Falls
  • Naveelu Theertha
  • Malaprabha Dam
Located At : Godachinmalki,Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

History: The famous Godachinmalki falls is located near Gokak city in Belgaum district. Gokak is around 65 -70 kms from Belgaum city.

The Godachinmalki Falls is located on Markandeya River near village called Godachinamalki, Gokak, and Belagavi District.Godachinamalki is approximately 16 kms from Gokak and 40 Kms from Belgaum (Belagavi).

Godachinmalki Falls, Gokak, Belgaum
Godachinmalki Falls,Gokak, Belgaum,Karnataka,India


Markandeya River, Godachinmalki Falls, Gokak, Belgaum
Godachinmalki Falls,Gokak, Belgaum,Karnataka,India
A Godachinmalkli waterfall is located on Gokak- Konnur road (west of Konnur).
Godachinamalki is approachable in two ways,
     1. From Nirvaneshwara Matha
     2. From Paschapur


River Markandeya is responsible for the formation of beautiful waterfalls, The first water fall is about 25 meters and flows a through rock after a while, second waterfalls occurs which are of 18 meters height.

Markandeya river joins Ghataprabha later.Hidakal Dam is built across river Ghataprabha. Small Dam is present across Markandeya river too.

"Dont forget to get or eat Gokak's Sweet called as 'Kardantu' is very popular made out of Dry Fruits and Jaggery/Sugar ".

Best time to visit :
  • Between Mid of June and September as this is rainy season, we would get to see maximum water
  • To get best pictures try to visit Godachinmalki, Falls second half of the day
Mode of Travel: Road/Public Transportation/Private Vehicles/Own Vehicles
By Road/Bus:
  • Gokak is approximately 550 Kms from Bangalore, which is 13-15 hours of drive from Bangalore
Public Transportation is available: Nearest bus station is Gokak, Belgaum District
  • K.S.R.T.C Buses available from Kempegowda Bus station
  • Own Vehicles take below mentioned Road
Bangalore-> Tumkur->Chitradurga->Hubli->Belgaum->60 kms towards Gokak -> Godachinmalki,Falls

By Air:
  • Nearest Airport is Belgaum which is around 60Kms.
  • Most of the Airlines like Kingfisher,Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Indian, Air-India operates from all major cities
  • From there one has to take either private or Public transport to reach Gokak
  • From Gokak city to Gokak falls its around 7 kms
By Train
  • Belgaum is the nearest railway station to Godachinmalki Falls Karnataka
  • Try to avoid train, as its little inconvenient
  • One suggession Nearest railway station is Gokak Road, which is very convinient for the people comming from Belgaum,Bangalore Goa as well as from Maharastra Sangli Miraj,Pune, Kohlapur - This was suggested by one of the viewer. Thanks to him/her.
Parking: Depends

Long Shot, Godachinmalki Falls, Gokak, Belgaum
Godachinmalki Falls,Gokak, Belgaum,Karnataka,India
 
Accommodation:
  • Private hotels are available  near Gokak
  • If One needs better place, Belgaum is an option
Food Restaurants:
  • If you are foody person try out lunch at some "Khaanavali" - Mess
  • One will get Jower Rotti's with varities of chutnis and Curds... try it out it is really good, hot and spicy too
  • Please carry yourself, foods and other stuffs hips, Cakes, Bakery Items or Fruits
  • Plenty water would be really handy, avoid taking plastic bags
  • Peanuts,Biscuits,Chips and other junk foods are sold on the banks
  • Small Vendors are there for tea, snacks etc
Special Occasions or Timings: Every day, Sunday would be very crowded

Best Advice or Tips:

  • Plan your trip for this place during rainy season
  • Plan your trip such that you reach the place early in the morning
  • Camera, Extra batteries are needed as road side we get beautiful scenarios
  • Small Town Phtographers are present, if you have not taken Camera
... Water... Water...Water Falls... Save Water and Save your self for future...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Alamatti Dam | Bagalkot | Bijapur| Karnataka | India | World Travel Places

Alamatti Dam | Bagalkot | Bijapur| Karnataka | India | World Travel Places


Other Places around:
Type : Picnic Spot/Natural Sight seeing/Sculptures/ Water reservoir

Located At : Near Bagalkot, Bijapur Distrtict, Karnataka, India

Major towns around: Ilakal (ilkal), Aminagad, Guledgudda, Bilagi,Chandargi, Bijapur

History:
Almatti  Dam also known as Lal Bahadur Shastri dam is built across  river Krishna which about  66 km away from Bijapur and about 1 to 1.5 hours by trian. The Almatti dam is built across river Krisha. Alamatti resevior has 26 gates. The reservoir of Upper Krishna project provides irrigation support to Bagalkot, Bijapur, Koppal, Raichur and surrounding areas.The height of the dam is 519.6 meters and the maximum storage capacity is  around 123 tmc ft. There are about 7 terrace gardens have been constructed.

Even Boating facility is present. Just like KRS (Krisha Raj Sagar ) DAM in Mysore, Musical fountains are present. One side of the park called "Rock Hill", which is artificial forest.
Mode of Travel: Road/Public Transportation/Private Vehicles/Own Vehicles
By Road/Bus :
  • Bijapur is approximately 560 kms from Bangalore, From there all these places are around 40 Kms Max
  • K.S.R.T.C Buses available from Kempegowda Bus station,
By Train:
  • Bijapur is approximately 60 kms from all these historical places
  • Hubli-Sholapur Train
  • From Hyderabad also one can reach this place
Parking: Based on your vehicle

Food Restaurants:
  • Restaurants available around town
  • Rotti,Pundi palya, with Curds and various chutnis are popular food over here
  • Kaanavali (Mess) are present in most of the places, one will get a full meals at nominal price
  • if you dont like spicy food, then please carry yourself, or junk foods like Chips, Cakes, Bakery Items or fruits
  • Plenty water would be really handy, as this place will be very hot
  • Avoid taking plastic bags
  • Tea shops are available around the cities
  • Lime Soda ( Limbu Soda) with Salt, is very tasty
Special Occasions or Timings: Every day

Best Advice or Tips:
  • Plan your trip such that you reach the place early in the morning
  • Watch out for Monkeys, Dogs, Careful !!!!! If you are carrying food items
  • Water,Snacks would be handy
  • Camera, extra batteries are needed as road side we get beautiful scenarios
... Enjoy Park, Water, Boating plus Musical fountains