Skyview By Empyrean, Patnitop, is India’s first Sustainable Tourism Destination

 Saturday, March 5, 2022 

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SkyviewBy Empyrean, Patnitop, is India’s first Sustainable Tourism Destination, certified by the Responsible Tourism Society of India (RTSOI) complying with the Union Ministry of Tourism’s sustainable and responsible tourism standards for travel destinations.


The project has the ‘Champion’ status, bestowed for scores of 90-plus for sustainable eco-friendly tourism practices.


Located in Jammu & Kashmir, Skyview by Empyrean, Patnitop, was the first to introduce a holistic leisure and lifestyle destination in the Himalayas with diverse experiences, including gondola ride, luxury stays, shopping and soft adventure activities.


A 90-minute drive from the Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra, this getaway is spread over 22 acres, having started its operations three years ago. The Skyview Gondola is billed as the Gateway to Patnitop. It is India’s highest gondola in terms of ground clearance.


Patnitop is a hilltop tourist destination located in Udhampur district on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
The SkyviewPatnitop ropeway, which is the largest Indo-French collaboration in mountain infrastructure, was built in a record 2.4 years under the Public-Private Partnership model. It was awarded the best adventure tourism destination within a month. The ropeway has reduced travel time between Sanget and Patnitop to 15 minutes from 1.5 hours.


Empyrean Skyview Projects Managing Director Syed JunaidAltaf said: “…promoting sustainable development and tourism is the right way forward. Over the next three years we are looking at close to 700,000 passengers on the gondola itself, which will help in reducing carbon footprint…”

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