Pirsohawa Is basically a number of restaurants way up in the hills nestled at about 16 km from the zoo and an almost 20 minute drive. On your way, enjoy monkeys eating things people often throw at them. But don't go close to them as they do not scared of you and are likely to ruin your trip!
It is a truly wonderful experience to have a glimpse of the entire city from above. If you want to dine at that place, Monal and La Montana restaurants are perfect spots for you. However, I always enjoy going far ahead with my friends most of the time. If you go further ahead, after probably 20 minutes drive from Monal restaurant, a small post of Pakistan Army is situated. It's not visible from the roadside, but a blue color water tank is a symbol of that place. It's another beautiful place hidden under the shadows of palm trees and a nice place to have a BBQ.
If you want to enjoy even more, you can drive further down to the next spot where a police post is installed. There is also a small mosque, a guest house and a good eating place. From thereon, the spectacular panorama of Islamabad is simply breathtaking. Just inhale the cool breeze, enjoy the calmness you've never had before and finally the beautiful voices of birds chirping around the palm trees. You can actually feel the wind passing by the palm trees and the silence. You can have Pakoras with drinks here. This road goes straight into Khyber Pakhuntwa district into Abbottabad.