Scorching heat, absence of electricity and the blazing fiery sun just above the head. These are not the circumstances you face in the Sahara Desert but it’s the summer season in Pakistan. So what’s the first thing that hit your mind? It’s water. Luckily Pakistan is immensely rich in waterfalls, lakes and rivers. And there’s nothing more heartwarming if you get all of them with scenic beauty. Pakistan is enriched with numerous lakes spread across the country. The famous lakes of Pakistan include Saif ul malook, Shangrila lake, Dudipatsar Lake, Shimsal lake and a lot of others as well.
We all have heard the stories of Niagara Falls, but obviously, everyone can’t reach it out. Niagara fall would be one of the biggest waterfalls in the world but we have more beautiful and alluring waterfalls spread in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other beautiful places in Balochistan, Hazara, and Gilgit-Baltistan. But nowadays Sajikot waterfall near Havelian is attracting lots of visitors.
About Sajikot Waterfall
In the hills of Sajikol village, Havelian – Abbottabad District, lies a beautiful naturally formed three stepped waterfalls. Water comes from the tiny stream and is accumulated in the fissure of the first two steps. Which then falls as twin waterfalls making a beautiful pond in the valley bed. This waterfall is a complete package offering fresh green meadows, beautiful rocks, wildlife animals and terraced ponds. The tempting cold water in hot weather is hard to resist.
The height of the waterfall is around 200 feet from the very top, where a smaller waterfall goes into an emerald pond before falling further down into a bigger, shallow pool of emerald waters. This big pool is the common spot of most of the visitors. Swimming, water sport, BBQ and a lot of other activities are common at the spot.
How to reach Sajikot Waterfall
There are four major possible routes to reach out Havelian. These are:
- The best route is via motorway. Exiting the motorway from Burhan Interchange and travelling back a few kilometers to Hassan abdal and turn on Karakoram Highway. It’s the most comfortable route but you have to travel a few more kilometers.
- Second option is travelling through the famous GT road and reach out Taxila. From there take the Hattar-Haripur road and finally you’ll reach Havelian. This is a shorter route as compared to the first one.
- A third option is to turn towards the Khanpur-Haripur road before reaching Taxila. The shortest path but road condition is not so good.
- Fourth option is to take G.T Road and turn from Hassanabdal. This is the preferred route for Islamabad/Rawalpindi people as after the construction of the underpass at Taxila and good road condition it has become the better option.
The average time to reach Havelian is between 2 to 3 hours depending upon the route selection and traffic conditions. Once you reached Havelian, it’s roughly 25 Kilometers from Havelian to Sajikot village. Travelling on the Sajikot road, you’ll reach the sajikot village in 45 to 60 minutes. This road is similar to Pir Sohawa. From Sajikot village, it’s about 1.5 kilometers ahead on the same road. Finally, you reach the mesmerizing Sajikot Waterfall. To reach out Sajikot waterfalls is a beautiful adventure in Pakistan.
The route from Havelian to Sajikot is a dangerous one. You should be very careful while driving. The water in all the ponds of Sajikot Waterfalls is very deep. The upper two pools are even deeper from the beginning. The depth of these pools is around 15 to 20 ft. The track from Sajikot Village to the waterfall includes a small jogging track, so you should carry joggers for comfort.
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