Message from the Group Executive Director
As we embark on the journey into the year 2024, I’m pleased to share with you that the guests at Skyview by Empyrean witnessed enchanting Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations with us. The festivities resonated through the foothills of the Himalayas, adding an extra layer of magic to the already captivating atmosphere.
I am delighted to share that Skyview by Empyrean has been honoured with the Pathfinder Award for Adventure Infrastructure Innovation’ for its outstanding contribution towards establishing India as the epicentre of global adventure tourism at ATOAI’s 15th Annual Convention. Right from the start, we have stayed true to our commitment to building a sustainable ecosystem around our projects that factors in the local communities, the environment, and the economy.
I am equally thrilled to share with you the exciting enhancements we’ve diligently worked on to elevate and enrich your upcoming experiences at Skyview by Empyrean. Each enhancement is a product of our dedication and commitment to providing you with an unparalleled stay.
Gondola View Luxury Rooms, our latest offering, nestled in the majestic embrace of the Himalayas, redefines luxury, creating an enclave where panoramic views unveil a tapestry of tranquilly and natural splendour.
I extend a warm invitation to you to immerse yourself in the charm of the winter season at Skyview by Empyrean with our exclusive Winter Combo Offers promising exhilarating adventures and contemplative respites, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of Sanget Valley and Patnitop.
At Skyview by Empyrean, we blend luxury and comfort, infuse fun, and showcase the amazing beauty of nature to ensure your stay is a seamless and enjoyable experience.
Here’s to a year filled with extraordinary encounters, indelible memories, and the embrace of Skyview by Empyrean—a haven where luxury meets the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. We eagerly anticipate your arrival, aiming to make every moment special and intellectually enriching throughout your journey.
Syed Junaid Altaf,
Group Executive Director, FIL Industries Private Limited
Navratri Food Promotion
Amidst the vibrant hues of festivity, Skyview by Empyrean played host to a grand Navratri Food Promotion in October 2023. Within the culinary haven of Banana Leaf at Skyview by Empyrean, guests were invited to embark on a delightful gastronomic adventure. The exclusive Navratri Thali took the centre stage, becoming the heart of joyous celebrations, resonating with the spirit of Navratri.
The celebrated chefs at Skyview by Empyrean curated a daily-changing menu for the Navratri Thali, ensuring a delightful experience throughout the festivities. Meticulously crafted dishes contributed to a harmony of flavours, embodying the essence of the festival. In dedication to upholding the sacred Navratri tradition, the exclusive thali was prepared in a separate kitchen exclusively for vegetarians, reflecting the cultural significance of Navratri.
Guests partaking in the Navratri Thali experience enjoyed at a special section within the restaurant. This carefully designed space offered a serene and festive ambiance, providing the perfect setting to immerse oneself fully in the joyous spirit of Navratri.
During this Navratri celebration, guests savoured every moment, created memories, and relished the authentic flavours that defined this sacred season. The team at Banana Leaf looked forward to serving guests with warmth and joy, collectively celebrating the cultural richness of Navratri at Skyview by Empyrean.
Winters At Skyview
Experience the thrill and beauty of winter with our exclusive Winter Combo Offers at Skyview by Empyrean. From the moment you step into our snowy wonderland in the Patnitop hills, you’ll be immersed in a magical world that seamlessly blends adventure and tranquillity against the awe-inspiring backdrop of snow-covered peaks.
Embark on the Gondola + Adventure package, where a 3km ATV ride through the snowy hills awaits you. Feel the rush of excitement as you navigate enchanted trails, test your archery skills against snow-laden landscapes, and enjoy the joyous laughter echoing through the hills while tubing down sledge trails.
For those seeking an all-encompassing adventure, our Adventure Package is designed for you. This package includes a 3km ATV ride, an archery session against a snowy backdrop, tube sledding down scenic trails, and the exhilarating experience of a daring zigzag zipline for panoramic views of Patnitop’s snow-covered panorama. Elevate your winter experience with the Gondola + Meal Combo Offer, providing you with a Gondola ride combined with a delectable meal. Choose between the Fly & Eat or Fly & Bite options to add a culinary touch to your snowy escapade.
If you prefer a more relaxed experience, our Meal Combo Offer allows you to indulge in a delightful meal amidst the cozy ambience of our winter wonderland. Immerse yourself in the joy of togetherness, tradition, and the authentic flavours of the season as you create lasting memories against the scenic canvas of Patnitop’s snowy beauty.
Act now, as our Winter Combo Offers bid adieu on March 31, 2024. Secure your spot and let the snowy hills of Skyview by Empyrean weave their magic, ensuring an unforgettable chapter in your winter adventure.
Don’t miss this limited-time opportunity to make this winter uniquely yours!
Picnic Season at Skyview
Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Sanget Valley and Patnitop, Skyview offers an unparalleled escape for families, schools, and colleges alike. As you step into the world of Skyview, the promise of a hassle-free day unfolds. The unique picnic experience covers not just the exquisite spread of food but extends to a return gondola ride, a musical backdrop, and a myriad of experiences.
Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast, experience the panoramic view of Sanget Valley from Skyview World to the Skyview Terrace with Asia’s highest gondola. Indulge in a hearty lunch at the property, where the customisable culinary offerings cater to customised tastes, ensuring a delightful journey for every palate.
The expansive meadows adjacent to Skyview Terrace will contribute to a perfect backdrop for a leisurely day out, surrounded by the raw beauty of nature, creating memories that linger long after the journey ends.
While the meadows offer a serene escape, the adventure activities add to the flavour of excitement. The participants can indulge in various thrilling experiences, from zip-lining to rope courses, with additional charges for these adrenaline-pumping adventures.
Notably, Skyview has become a preferred destination for schools and colleges, with many choosing to visit for the unique experience it offers. The blend of nature, adventure, and educational possibilities makes Skyview a holistic choice for educational outings.
In essence, a day at Skyview promises more than just a picnic; it offers an escape into nature, an adventure-filled experience for kids, and a memorable outing for schools and colleges. In the last three months, Skyview has hosted around 13 schools and more than 400 students.
Join us at Skyview, where every picnic is a celebration of joy, nature, and unforgettable moments.
Introducing the New Rooms Category: Gondola View Luxury Rooms
Nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, Skyview by Empyrean beckons discerning travellers to a realm of unparalleled luxury and tranquillity. The epitome of opulence, the Gondola View Luxury Rooms redefine the art of lavish living with a seamless fusion of grandeur and comfort. Step into a world where every detail is meticulously crafted to elevate your stay into a soulful and luxurious reverie.
Spanning a generous 500 square feet, these exclusive sanctuaries are designed to cocoon you in the lap of indulgence. The spaciousness is not just a feature; it’s a promise of unrestricted freedom to relish the beauty of the Himalayas. As you enter, you are greeted by the warm embrace of a Queen-size bed, inviting you to unwind and surrender to the plush comfort it offers. The room accommodates a maximum of three guests, ensuring an intimate yet spacious retreat for every visitor.
What sets these luxury rooms apart is the breathtaking panorama that unfolds through the private balconies. A symphony of nature awaits as the Himalayan tranquillity whispers its secrets, contributing to an ambiance that transcends the ordinary. Imagine waking up to the sight of snow-capped peaks bathed in the soft hues of dawn or enjoying a nightcap under a blanket of stars. The Gondola View Luxury Rooms provide an immersive experience, seamlessly blending the interiors with the natural beauty that surrounds this enchanting retreat.
The attention to detail of these luxurious rooms extends beyond aesthetics, curating experiences that resonate with the highest levels of comfort. Whether it’s a curated culinary journey, or an adventure that explores the pristine landscapes, each moment is designed to be a chapter in your story of indulgence.
In these meticulously crafted spaces, time seems to stand still, allowing you to savour every moment. The Gondola View Luxury Rooms offers serenity where elegance and comfort dance in harmony, creating memories that linger long after you bid adieu to this haven of luxury in the heart of the Himalayas.
Pathfinder Award for Adventure Infrastructure Innovation by ATOAI
Skyview by Empyrean has been honoured with the ‘Pathfinder Award for Adventure Infrastructure Innovation’ for its outstanding contribution towards establishing India as the epicentre of global adventure tourism at ATOAI’s 15th Annual Convention.
The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) is the national representative body of Indian Adventure Tour Operators. It was founded in 1994 by a group of Travel Trade Adventurers, who envisioned ATOAI to be a strong support group that led to both group and individual profits by establishing adventure as one of the main tourism attractions in India.
The recently concluded convention titled ‘Indian Adventure Travel: Exploring New Frontiers’, was held at Praveg Tent City, Narmada, near the Statue of Unity in collaboration with Gujarat Tourism. The overarching mission of the convention, which was attended by government dignitaries, influential travel conglomerates, and visionary leaders of the travel and tourism industry from across India, was to establish India as the epicentre of global adventure tourism. Each year, the convention also aims to bridge the gap between operators at the grassroots level and adventure tourism firms, fortifying their collective strength.
“We are delighted and honoured to receive this prestigious award from ATOAI. Right from the start, we have stayed true to our commitment to building a sustainable ecosystem around our projects that factor in the local communities, the environment and the economy. Through innovation and by putting in place the highest standards with our local and global partners, we hope to lead by example in setting up adventure infrastructure across our projects that will make India the hub of global adventure tourism,” said Syed Junaid Altaf, Group Executive Director, FIL Industries Private Limited.
While presenting the award, ATOAI said, “Your outstanding contributions and achievements have not gone unnoticed, and this recognition is a testament to the dedication, innovation, and excellence that Empyrean Skyview Projects has consistently demonstrated. The award is an acknowledgement of Empyrean’s commitment to excellence in this sector.”
Mr. Upen Anand, General Manager of Skyview by Empyrean, represented Empyrean Skyview Projects and received the award on 17th December 2023.
Christmas and New Year's Eve Celebrations
The holiday season, a time of merriment and jubilation, unfolded in all its glory with our splendid Gala Dinner and DJ Night on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve respectively. As we fondly reminisce about these memorable evenings, join us on a journey back to the enchanting atmosphere that graced Skyview by Empyrean, creating a tapestry of joy, laughter, and festive cheer.
On the eve of December 24th, as the world adorned itself in festive hues, our venue underwent a magical transformation into a winter wonderland for the Christmas Eve Gala Dinner and DJ Night. The night promised an immersive experience, with guests treated to a melody of delectable cuisine, captivating decorations, and the rhythmic beats of our DJ, setting the stage for an enchanting evening of shared moments and lasting memories. The festive feast, a culinary journey blending traditional and modern flavours, delighted taste buds and added to the joyous ambiance. The very air was infused with the spirit of the season, offering the perfect backdrop for creating cherished memories with loved ones.
On New Year’s Eve, the festivities continued with extended hours, ushering in the new year with unparalleled style and enthusiasm. The New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and DJ Night surpassed expectations, elevating the celebration to new heights and ensuring a grand transition from the old to the new.
To partake in these extraordinary festivities, guests eagerly secured their reservations for the Christmas Eve Gala Dinner and New Year’s Eve celebration.
As we look back on these past celebrations, we invite you to relive the magic, the laughter, and the warmth that defined our Gala Dinner and DJ Night. Cheers to the festive season, a time brimming with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments that linger in our hearts.
Get to Know Giriraj Juan: IT Manager
1. Tell us about your previous experience?
With over 15 years of industry experience in cross-functional IT project management, I’ve been actively involved in pre-opening projects for various establishments, including The White Hotel Katra (a member of Radisson Individuals), Welcome Hotel by ITC in Katra, Country Inn Suites by Radisson in Jammu, Ramada Jammu City Center, Hotel 17 Miles in Jammu, Fortune Inn Riviera in Jammu, and the pre-opening of a 50-bed multi-specialty hospital for 72bpm Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
2. How is the typical day at Skyview by Empyrean?
Skyview by Empyrean is a destination that offers endless experiences for everyone, whether you are looking for adventure, nature, luxury, or culture. You can customize your itinerary according to your preferences and make your stay memorable and enjoyable.
3. What is the best thing about Skyview by Empyrean?
The Skyview Gondola, which is India’s highest gondola (in terms of ground clearance) and gives you a spectacular view of the Sanget Valley and Patnitop.
4. What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy going for a walk, or hiking.
5. Any message for our readers?
Embarking on a journey at Skyview by Empyrean is like stepping into a personal haven of lifestyle and adventure. From the luxurious rooms and exciting outdoor activities to the diverse culinary delights at our restaurants, every moment feels tailor-made for an extraordinary experience. Come, share in the joy of a uniquely personal and eco-friendly escape at Skyview by Empyrean.