During the lockdown due to the pandemic, the site was comprehensively audited for Covid preparedness by SGS – the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. A Covid-ready compliance certificate of safety was issued by them to ESPPL just before the reopening making it a safe destination for all visitors and employees with stringent SoP’s like online bookings, thermal screening, social distancing, sanitization routines and digital menus, etc in place.
Skyview Patnitop located at Patnitop, Jammu is a new mountain adventure destination for the new age, responsible traveller, the first of its kind in the Himalayas. Set over 11 acres in a scenic countryside, comprising a Ropeway (India’s Highest in terms of ground clearance-over 65 mts.), adventure activities (such as Zipline, Magic Carpet, Tubing Sledge onsite and other leisure activities such as trekking, biking, hiking, birding, offsite), a range of F&B offerings, as well as first class accommodation for every taste and pocket. Not only has it transformed Patnitop into a new tourist destination with its state-of-art ropeway that connects Sanget, an idyllic hamlet where the lower terminal is situated to welcome visitors, to Patnitop, the upper terminal, but by taking a lead in green mobility, it has also eliminated a 45-60 minute road journey by way of a picturesque gondola ride of over 2.8 kms of inclined destination in just 10-12 minutes.
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 Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee [famously known as 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 a much visited adventure destination.
Syed Junaid Altaf, Managing Director, Empyrean Skyview Projects, stated, “Empyrean’s vision of creating a world-class integrated mountain tourism infrastructure destination for tourists is now open once again 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”. He hopes that Skyview Patnitop emerges as a leading adventure destination that will not only put Patnitop on the map of adventure and leisure tourism but also as a benchmark for responsible and sustainable tourism.
“Skyview Patnitop is an ideal getaway for tourists who visit nearby Katra for religious tourism and for those looking to combine or extend their stay in Patnitop. In addition to onsite and offsite activities at Skyview Patnitop, there are several places to sightsee and explore, namely Sanasar, Nathatop and temples such as the 600 year-old Naag Mandir and other ancient places of worship,” he added.
Introducing Skyview Adventure Valley
For those who love the outdoors, new offsite activities such as hiking, mountain biking and birding in the surrounding hills are being introduced which will delight outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for safe but invigorating open air activities in post Covid times.
For nature lovers and avid bird watchers, the hiking trails around Skyview Adventure Valley are rich in bird life, making it a birding paradise. Over 100 species of birds found here include the Red billed blue magpie, Brown rock chat, Pied bush chat, Grey bush chat, Scaly bellied woodpecker, Black throated tit, Great tit, Black-lored tit, Bar winged tree creeper, Brown fronted woodpecker, Grey treepie, Blue whistling thrush, Shikra Common myna and Jungle myna to name a few. Birders are led by a naturalist who helps track, observe and photograph different species.
All activities adhere to and are operated under international safety standards.
No holiday or travel is complete without food and shopping. An added attraction for visitors to Skyview Patnitop is the extensive F&B offering that includes a 100% vegetarian restaurant; an indoor food court, coffee shop and street food carts to cater to varied tastes and preferences.
Skyview Patnitop’s Hands of Gold offers visitors a chance to purchase the finest honey, handicraft items, and dry fruits from J&K on site. Soon, a pro shop offering all adventure and sports related equipment and gear will also open.
For those looking to extend their stay beyond a day, Skyview Patnitop has partnered with leading hotels of Patnitop to offer several accommodation packages for its visitors including ropeway tickets at extremely competitive rates.
Skyview Patnitop, within days of its opening in 2019 added a 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 in August 2019.
Skyview Patnitop is now open on weekends till Nov 30, 2020 for all to come and enjoy the many facilities it has to offer – and to truly become “One Destination with Endless Experiences”
To know about the latest offers and plans please visit and book online through : www.skyviewpatnitop.com or call the toll free number: 1800-103-9747.
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