Skyview by Empyrean has been awarded India’s first Sustainable Tourism Destination by The Responsible Tourism Society of India – View Achievement
It is also the Signatory to Leave No Trace.
“Striving towards excellence” is a motto that brings us to work every day and ensures holistic efforts towards the socio-economical betterment of society. The same stands true for our commitment to execute and promote the highest standard of responsibility towards our stakeholders in all that we do. Our responsible and sustainable tourism initiatives are based on the four guiding values of Skyview by Empyrean which are:
As a responsible member of the society, Skyview by Empyrean has always been at the forefront in contributing towards the society. This is reflected in our endeavour to uplift the local community in numerous ways.
By partnering with vendors in our vicinity for essential supplies of locally grown organic fruits and vegetables, we have been able to boost the local economy. Since 2019, we have been able to employ 200+ staff members, a majority of which belong to Jammu and Kashmir.
Additionally, we regularly collaborate with the district authorities to execute community welfare programmes such as cleanliness drive and health awareness initiatives in the vicinity.
We have been consistently promoting Patnitop and Jammu on varied platforms ensuring that we have participation from several sections of the society with special focus on students and youth. These include partnering with local radio stations to promote creativity, health, and local tourism. Our state-of-the-art infrastructure and offerings have opened new avenues for educational institutions of the region in terms of professional associations, case studies, and day-long outings.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we ensured that our entire project, staff members, and infrastructure were compliant with global standards of safety and hygiene.
Skyview by Empyrean is one of the largest tourism projects in J&K and a hallmark project under the PPP model. It is also the largest Indo-French mountain tourism infrastructure project in India. Since its commercial launch in 2019, it has been able to boost the economy of the vicinity featuring hotels, transporters, and other local vendors. Additionally, it also includes a retail store that offers handcrafted marvels and edibles, providing a platform for local artisans.
Furthermore, collaborations with the UT’s tourism board and association with India’s leading travel and tour associations, have allowed us to promote J&K to the rest of India.
Skyview by Empyrean – A Green Gondola. We take immense pride in the remarkable accomplishment that not even a single tree was damaged or cut down while constructing the whole infrastructure ranging from erecting the towers, laying rope on towers, retaining walls of towers and more. This makes us the only gondola project in India to have achieved this benchmark.
We also have planted more than 8,000 saplings at both our terminals. Our sustainable architectural design promotes rainwater harvesting which is re-used for numerous purposes. The use of bio-degradable cutlery and digitalized menu are an addition to our initiatives towards a healthier environment. Additionally, our gondola is free of any carbon emissions and promotes decongestion of traffic on the Sanget-Patnitop route, significantly minimizing traffic, air, and noise pollution.
In our endeavor to bring the best of the world to be experienced in India, we have partnered with prominent global companies including POMA Group, MND Group, ERIC, and Sage Geotech in the planning, development and construction of Skyview by Empyrean. The layout and master-planning of the 11-acre tourism destination have been done by Dianeige (France). Buildings have been tested to take sufficient load and remain safe during storms, rain, snow or even earthquakes. The entire infrastructure, including the towers, ropes, and cabins have been imported from France through POMA. Each cabin can carry 8 people. It is fully ventilated, glazed and with automatic door opening/ closing mechanism. With five factor safety, the entire gondola adheres to CEN (European) standard certification.
Our commitment and adherence to responsible and sustainable tourism are as per the global guidelines and recommendations of leading international and national councils, of which we are the proud members.
The World Travel and Tourism Council is the global authority on the economic and social contribution of travel and tourism.It endeavours to promote sustainable growth for the travel and tourism sector. It does this by working closely with government and international institutions to create jobs, drive exports, and generate prosperity. As an Associate Member of WTTC, we ensure that we direct our policies and plans towards achieving the values of WTTC.
The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI) is a private association that promotes mutually beneficial trade relations between India and France. It constitutes over 600 company members and over 5,000 individual members. IFCCI’s Mobility Committee aims to build blocks for NexGen Mobility in India. It seeks to understand industry practices, updates on policies and new regulations among other core issues and possibilities. Empyrean Skyview Projects holds the position of Vice-Chairmanship of the committee.
RTSOI/ESOI works closely with the central and state government bodies responsible for sustainable tourism and a network of like-minded regional / state players across the country to facilitate and support synergy of policies, initiatives and activities at the national and state level. Holding the position of Grand Patron Member has allowed us to work closely with like-minded organizations to promote sustainable tourism.
World Travel Market (WTM) acts as a medium to bring the travel industry together through content, digital tools, and global events. It facilitates new connections and lasting business relationships. It applies its global network and expertise to the local markets.
Furthermore, it collates global travel industry, organizations, and professionals to promote and share sustainable methods and ethical practices to drive the agenda of responsible tourism.
Leave No Trace is an international organization that is a solution to green conservation. With advanced science, hands-on training, and simple guidelines, ’Leave No Trace’ directs conscience of everyone into exploring outdoor sustainability. It teaches to leave ‘minimal’ or ‘no trace’ in the natural setting while enjoying it. It is keeping the trashed natural areas, polluted water, risking wildlife, damaged trails, destructive fires, and crowded parks under constant check. It also has developing a connection of youth to nature, one of its prime mottos. As a signatory to Leave No Trace, Skyview by Empyrean is committed to follow the values and principals of Leave No Trace in its operations, offerings, and services.
The Principles of Leave No Trace are: