For the last 10-15 years, hospitality and outdoor offering have witnessed a significant development when it comes to having dedicated adventure places in India. One could hardly consider any destination that would either adhere to international norms or match adventure destinations located abroad. However, with the demand for such engagements increasing more than ever, Empyrean Skyview Projects Private Limited has come up with its pilot adventure destination named Skyview Patnitop by Empyrean.
Skyview Patnitop is a unique destination located in Patnitop, a beautiful hilltop in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. This destination is home to India’s highest Ropeway in terms of ground clearance and features a gamut of adventure activities that are unique and first of its kind in India. Being a multi-activity destination, Skyview Patnitop has emerged as one of India’s leading tourism destinations since its commercial launch in 2019. Additionally, thanks to its serene location and year-round accessibility, one could say that it is the finest possible weekend getaways from Delhi and other north Indian states. Apart from being a paradise for adventure enthusiasts, it is also the ideal destination for family holidays, school picnics, and corporate trips. In 2019, Skyview Patnitop was awarded the Best Adventure Tourism Destination 2019 by The Travel & Tourism Excellence Award organized by FICCI and Ernst & Young.
Let us look at four aspects of this unique project that make it a must-visit for everyone!
India’s Highest Ropeway
The USP of Skyview Patnitop is its ropeways, which covers a total distance of 2.8 km between the lower terminal of Sanget and upper terminal of Patnitop. This ropeway consists of 8 towers and 18 spacious cabins and adheres to the CEN (European) standard of ropeway safety norms. The ropeway is a fine fusion of world-class technology and the tranquillity of nature, raising the standard of gondola rides in India.
Although most of the adventurers may have experienced zipline before; however, the zigzag zipline at Skyview Patnitop is one of its kind. The zig-zag structure of this zipline just doubles the thill and makes it more adventurous and exciting. This zig-zag zipline is the longest in Asia with 580 meters of total length starting from the altitude of 1371 meters and ends at the altitude of 1344 meters above the sea level. The zipline features 9 wires and 10 poles with a capacity of 25 people per hour. Additionally, a highly trained and experienced team is always present to guide you and ensure your safety and well-being.
India’s First Magic Carpet
With the riding distance of 162 meters from bottom to top, Skyview Patnitop’s magic carpet is a must-try for every adventure seeker given the experience and view it provides to every rider onboard. The user-friendly design and highest safety standards help this carpet to cater to every age group. It is innovations like these here at Skyview Patnitop that makes it one of the most popular adventure places in India.
Most of our readers may have taken a ride of a tubing sledge in any waterpark or so but have you ever taken a ride in a dry tubing sledge rolling down a hill? If not, Skyview Patnitop is the place to be. This tubing sledge with the total downslope distance of 238 meters gives the person onboard the thrill and excitement like never. Moreover, the pleasing breeze and the view visible is a delight like no other. The unique mechanism of the dry tubing sledge helps it to operate with a highly efficient braking system making it extremely safe yet full of joy and fun.