Skyview Patnitop by Empyrean wins India's Best Adventure Tourism Destination Award 2019

PATNITOP: Skyview Patnitop by Empyrean, an initiative by Empyrean Skyview Projects Private Limited (ESPPL)added yet another prominent feather to its cap when it was awarded the Best Adventure Tourism Destination 2019 by The Travel & Tourism Excellence Award organized by FICCI and Ernst & Young recently.

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 illustrious event at The Lalit, Barakhamba Road, New Delhialong with numerous leading travel and trade industry veterans.

Commenting 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. Additionally, he thanked his team for their hard-work, dedication, and determination. On the occasion, Syed Junaid Altaf also thanked the POMA Group France and the Government of Jammu & Kashmir for their coorperation and support which made this dream project come true in record time.

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 unexperienced 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 2.8kms of inclined destination covered by the cable car from the upper terminal to the lower terminal.

Adventure lovers can experienceAsia'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. Furthermore, guests can also experience India's firstmagic carpet measuring 162 metres, which features user friendly design with heavy duty construction of galvanized steel frame and premium components operated under high safety standards.

"Skyview Patnitop" by Empyrean is an initiative which was made possible through the strategic fusion of entrepreneurship, global partnerships, and modern technology to offer a world class adventure destination at the foothills of the Shivalik mountain range in Patnitop, J&K. In doing so, Skyview Patnitop has been able to transform Patnitop, a hill station in Jammu into a major tourist attraction not only in North India but also the entire nation.To convert an undeveloped location into a world-class adventure destination worth experiencing, required the technological, ecological, structural, and developmental expertise and offerings from the best in the trade.

Subsequently, ESPPLpartneredwith prominent global leaders and experts including POMA Group, MND Group, ERIC, and Sage Geotech in the planning, development, and construction of Skyview Patnitop. The layout and master-planning of the 11-acre tourism destination has been done by Dianeige (France), who was also the master-planner of the Sochi Olympics, Russia.

Skyview Patnitop is India's highest* ropewayand 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. The unique destination is only two hours' drive away from Jammu city, 1.5hours away from Katra and 45 minutes away from Udhampur.

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".



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