Skyview Patnitop wins India’s Best Adventure Tourism Destination Award

Syed Junaid Altaf receiving award.
Syed Junaid Altaf receiving award.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 26: Skyview Patnitop by Empyrean, an initiative by Empyrean Skyview Projects Private Limited (ESPPL) has added yet another feather to its cap as it has been awarded the Best Adventure Tourism Destination 2019 by The Travel & Tourism Excellence Award organized by FICCI and Ernst & Young.
The Travel & Tourism Excellence Awards is an initiative to recognize and acknowledge states, organizations and individuals for their contributions to the travel and tourism industry of India and also to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the space of travel and tourism.
Syed Junaid Altaf, the Managing Director along with Owais Altaf Syed, Head – Strategic Alliance represented Skyview Patnitop by Empyrean in an event at The Lalit, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi along with numerous leading travel and trade industry veterans.
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Junaid Altaf said, “this award validates Empyrean’s vision of creating a world-class integrated mountain tourism infrastructure destination for tourists being attracted to the clean air, unique landscapes, endemic flora and wildlife, biodiversity and the timeless local culture Patnitop offers in the Shivalik Himalayas of Jammu & Kashmir”.
He reiterated that Skyview Patnitop will surely emerge as a leading adventure destination that will put Patnitop in the global map of adventure and leisure tourism in India and abroad.
The award was given to Skyview Patnitop for its successful execution of a destination that matches international standards and offers a gamut of adventure activities providing adventure seekers the thrill un-experienced anywhere else in India. The adventure activities offer a unique perspective of the majestic Patnitop hills.
From heart-pounding thrills of a zipline and ropeway ride to a refreshing stroll through the vicinity, Skyview Patnitop offers something for everyone. It features India’s highest ropeway with over 65 mts of ground clearance and the longest span of 849 mts between 8 towers. Additionally, the ropeway also features 2.8 kms of inclined destination covered by the cable car from the upper terminal to the lower terminal.
Adventure lovers can experience Asia’s longest zig-zag zipline measuring 580 metres with per hour capacity of 25 people with 9 wires and 10 poles. An all-season tubing sledge of 238 metres is also operated with the highest standards with efficient breaking system making it extremely safe.
Skyview Patnitop is India’s highest ropeway and the largest Indo-French collaboration in mountain infrastructure development was built in a record time of 2 years and 4 months, a feat which is common to a significant majority of initiatives taken up by companies of the FIL Group of which ESPPL is a subsidiary.
Furthermore, Skyview Patnitop has emerged as a hallmark project under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model that is fast becoming the preferred tourism development structure.
Skyview Patnitop is now open for all to come and enjoy the many facilities it has to offer – and to truly cater to be a “One Destination with Endless Experiences”.