Bissa Waterfall: Discovering a Hidden Gem near Kotli Sattian, Pakistan

Bissa Waterfall is a popular tourist destination located near the town of Kotli Sattian in the district of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The waterfall is situated in the heart of the Pothohar Plateau, which is known for its rugged terrain and natural beauty. The Bissa Waterfall is a picturesque spot that attracts visitors from all over the region, who come to marvel at its beauty and take in the natural surroundings.

Bissa waterfall is located in Karore village in Kotli Sattian. It has always been difficult to get there, but with the newly concreted roads all over Kotli Sattian, it is now relatively easy.

The trek is a bit dangerous or scary but worth it, I went on a weekday so there was no crowd. 1 hour of straight hiking is worth the end results… It’s like we are in a dream place where everything seems perfect. The place is so beautiful and most importantly it is so peaceful.

Location of Bissa Waterfall Kotli Sattian

The Bissa waterfall track is even more beautiful. This waterfall is located in Kotli Sattian, Rawalpindi in Punjab, and at a distance of around 50 km from Islamabad. It is just 1 and a half-hour drive from Islamabad

The waterfall is located in a valley surrounded by towering hills and lush green forests. It is a popular spot for hiking and trekking, and visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as camping, picnicking, and birdwatching. The area around the waterfall is rich in wildlife, with many species of birds, animals, and insects found in the surrounding forests and hills.

You have to drive carefully when crossing Simli Dam Chowk and more carefully when turning onto Bissa waterfall road which is rough and busy on weekends. Wheels and a car with good road grip are recommended. Vans or cars are not recommended due to the narrow road towards the Bissa Waterfall car park.

There are two waterfalls 1 upper and 1 down… The down waterfall is dangerous and its an adventure to reach but its beauty is amazing.

Time and distance to Bissa waterfall KOTLI SATTIAN

The Bissa Waterfall is formed by the Bissa Stream, which originates in the hills above the waterfall. The stream flows down the rocky terrain, cascading over the rocks and boulders to create a stunning waterfall that drops into a deep pool at the base. The pool is an ideal spot for swimming and cooling off on hot summer days.

Visitors to the Bissa Waterfall can access it via a steep hiking trail that leads down to the base of the falls. The hike is not for the faint of heart, as the trail can be quite steep and slippery in places. However, the effort is well worth it, as visitors are rewarded with breathtaking views of the waterfall and the surrounding countryside.

It takes 1.5 hours to cover 50 km to the waterfall from Islamabad.

Road to the Bissa waterfall

Any car or motorcycle can now reach Bissa Falls.


Ankara Park – Park Road – Jinnah Road – Straight from Naval Farms – Simly Dam Road – Left after Police Counter Terrorism School.


The time and distance from Rawalpindi are same 1.5 hours and about 50 km but there are two ways to reach there.

  • One from Naval Anchorage and Gulberg Greens and
  • Second from Lehtrar Road

You have to reach Nilor Factory junction and take the left side Y junction towards Karore.

This waterfall is not near Karor village so follow the instructions or Google map by typing “Bissa Pine waterfall”

Weather in Bissa Waterfall Karor

The weather is a bit hot because it is located in two huge mountains, so there is no wind.

On the other side, the Karore Valley is windy and has excellent views all around from the heights.

Lots of people bought farms in the Karore Valley.

From Bissa Falls to Karore Valley

  • To reach the beautiful Karore Valley from Islamabad, you have to take a right from Naval Farms and continue along the Simly Dam Road until you reach the Police Counter-Terrorism School.
  • From Rawalpindi take Khanna Pul via Islamabad Highway, use Tram Road reach Nilor Factory Junction, and take left from Chirr stop.

Best time to visit Bissa Falls?

It is very hot in the summer, so try to get there early in the morning.

The water level drops during the summer season so it is not so pleasant.

Do ladies go to Bissa waterfall?

The waterfall is mostly visited by men. However, now very few families also come there because the road is accessible.

Mysterious holes in rocks of Bissa Waterfalls

In the side stones along the bank of Bissa Nullah, there are round holes dug by people in olden times.

No one knows why the holes are there, but I can only speculate that they were used to build platforms and resting places for influential people who visited these areas in the old days.

The actual waterfall is called Bissa Pine Waterfall and is located opposite and across the road from the car park.

The original waterfall is quite difficult to reach as the trail is narrow and you have to climb down the almost vertical mountain face for about 60 feet.

This waterfall is higher (about 40 feet) and deeper (15 feet) than the ones upstream

You can also see Simly Dam along the way from the road which is high up on the hills.

In addition to its natural beauty, the Bissa Waterfall is also an important historical site. It is believed that the waterfall was once used by local tribes for ritual and religious purposes. Many legends and myths are associated with the waterfall, and it is still considered a sacred spot by many of the local people.

Overall, the Bissa Waterfall is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the area. Its natural beauty, rich wildlife, and cultural significance make it a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

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