Ghataprabha originates from the Western Ghats
, at an altitude of 584 m above the sea level. After flowing eastwards for about 283 km, it eventually merges with the River Krishna
. The river takes a 53 m plunge to form the Gokak Falls in Belgaum District
, offering a most enchanting sight. The trail of the Ghataprabha and its tributaries in the states of Karnataka
accounts for a total catchment area of about 8,829 sq km.