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Skyview Patnitop – At The Peak Of Adventure

India is home to a diversity that invites flocks of tourists on several accounts – whether it is the wildlife, heritage, architecture, spirituality or its varied topography. There is so much to explore and experience and all of that in one country.

With Skyview Patnitop Empyrean has added another lure to the list draws that will make tourists – both domestic and international – make a beeline for the beautiful town of Patnitop.

 Introducing Skyview Patnitop

Skyview Patnitop in an all-encompassing destination well-equipped to take care of and pamper your adrenaline rush. It is an initiative that aims to change the face of tourism not only in Patnitop but the region itself. Skyview Patnitop is the largest Indo-French collaboration in mountain infrastructure development. The modern layout and design of Skyview Patnitop incorporates local traditions and styles.  A result of sheer ambition, global partnerships and modern technology offers you a world class adventure destination at the foothills of the Shivalik mountain range in Patnitop, J&K.  This adventure tourism destination spread across 11-acres is stands possible with the joint efforts several global leaders from tourism, adventure, and hospitality world.

Syed Junaid Altaf, the Managing Director, Empyrean Skyview Projects, stated, “Empyrean’s vision of creating a world-class integrated mountain tourism infrastructure destination for tourists is now ready to welcome visitors. Skyview Patnitop is sure to drive tourism to this unexplored paradise with its clean air, unique landscape, endemic flora and wildlife, biodiversity and the timeless local culture and history”.

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Venture into Adventure at Skyview!

Skyview hosts India’s highest ropeway with over 65 mts. of ground clearance and the longest span of 849 mts between 8 towers. Additionally, the ropeway features 2.8kms of inclined destination covered by the cable car [gondola] from the upper terminal to the lower terminal. It connects a sleepy hamlet called Sanget, where the lower terminal is situated to welcome visitors, to Patnitop, which is the upper terminal. The entire infrastructure, including the towers, ropes, and cabins have been imported from France through technology partner POMAwhich is the world’s leading brand in ropeway transportation. Not only that, the entire ropeway adheres to CEN (European) standard certification making it the safest ropeway in the world.

Zipline: Skyview Patnitop features Asia’s longest zig-zag zipline measuring 580 meters. It starts at an altitude of 1,371 meters and ends at 1,344 meters above sea level. It includes 9 wires and 10 poles, with per hour capacity of 25 people and provides a riveting rush of adrenaline

Tubing Sledge: All season, secure, innovative and fun activity on artificial grass for children [4 yrs & above] and adults alike. The tube starts at an altitude of 1,366 meters and ends at an altitude of 1,329 meters above sea level and features 238 meters of slopes.

Magic Carpet: India’s first magic carpet with a distance of 162 metres to the top. It offers the highest surface conveyor capacity. It’s more like an escalator with picturesque views and in the middle of the mountains.

With numerous things to experience and live, Skyview Patnitop is probably the one stop for mid range and extreme adventure enthusiasts.

Heritage Handicrafts

The experience of any destination cannot be complete without shopping and souvenirs. The shopping kiosk at Skyview Patnitop is a platform for the handicrafts from the Kashmir valley. The  It seeks to combine the modern art of design with the rare form of handcraft that has been made by the Kashmiri artisan for centuries now.

The products are designed and sourced locally from the trusted artisans, to support the community and create meaningful relations within the entire eco-system of handcraft in the Kashmir valley.

So right from paper mache to saffron, walnut oil to kahwa premix and the famous Vaaer Masala, you will be able to take a sizable bag worth of goodies!

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Food Fiesta

It is believed that good food is the foundation of genuine happiness. After loads of fun and thrill at the adventure activities good food is all you will crave for! Skyview is home to four eateries that will tempt you with a variety of cuisines. Indulge in South Indian and North Indian food at the pure vegetarian restaurant, Banana Leaf. The Skyview Cafe offers you some of the finest teas, coffees, and other gourmet delights. Spicy hot momos and noodles at The Wok is where you let Oriental flavours pamper your tastebuds.

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How To Reach?

It takes a 2-hour drive from Jammu, on the four-lane highway, across four spectacular tunnels, to reach this picturesque destination, just 3 km from the famous Chenani Nashri tunnel. Sanget can also be reached from Katra in just 90 minutes and from Udhampur, which is only 45 minutes away. The destination’s easy accessibility via air, rail and road will make it into a much visited adventure activity destination.

Skyview Patnitop is an ideal getaway for adventure lovers, and with academic session drawing to a close, Patnitop is the destination that could encompass fun for the whole family. It is said we are nothing, but what our experience makes us! Let the coming weekend be a getaway full of experiences that amalgamate nature, adventure, serenity, thrill, adrenaline rush, and more.

For more info, visit www.skyviewpatnitop.com


Devashish Vaid
Devashish Vaid
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