Empyrean Skyview Projects is the recipient of the 2023 ATOAI
Empyrean Skyview Projects is the recipient of the 2023 ATOAI "Pathfinder Award for Adventure Infrastructure Innovation"

December 22, Srinagar: With the theme “Indian Adventure Travel: Exploring New Frontiers,” the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) held its 15th annual convention. During the event, Epicentrean Skyview Projects was recognized for its exceptional contribution to making India the hub of adventure tourism worldwide.

Empyrean Skyview Projects, a division of FIL Industries Private Limited, constructed the Skyview Gondola in Sanget, Patnitop, Jammu & Kashmir, and is now building the Dehradun-Mussoorie ropeway, which should be operational by 2026.


December 18, 2023: Narmada At the ATOAI’s 15th Annual Convention, Empyrean Skyview Projects, the Sustainable Mobility & Tourism Infrastructure branch of FIL Industries Pvt. Ltd., was presented with the “Pathfinder Award for Adventure Infrastructure Innovation.”

Situated in Sanget, Patnitop, Jammu & Kashmir, Empyrean Skyview Projects’ groundbreaking project, Skyview by Empyrean, spans 22 acres and expertly combines luxury, adventure, nature, and premium hospitality.

The property has India’s tallest gondola, the Skyview Gondola, also referred to as the green gondola, which reduces the hour-long trip between Sanget Valley and Patnitop to only ten minutes each way! Other adventure features available at the site include a 162-meter-high magic carpet ride, an all-season tubing sledge with 238 meters of slopes, Asia’s largest zig-zag zip-line spanning 580 meters, mountain biking, hiking trails, birdwatching, camping, archery, and ATVs. This property was planned, developed, and built in cooperation with the POMA Group, MND Group, ERIC, and Sage Geotech.

ATOAI remarked, “This recognition is a testament to the dedication, innovation, and excellence that Empyrean Skyview Projects has consistently demonstrated. Your outstanding contributions and achievements have not gone unnoticed.” The honor recognizes Empyrean’s dedication to excellence in this field.

“We are thrilled and honored to be the recipients of this esteemed ATOAI award. Since the beginning, we have adhered to our promise to create a sustainable ecosystem surrounding our projects that takes into account the economy, the environment, and the local populations. Syed Junaid Altaf, Group Executive Director, FIL Industries Private Limited, stated, “We hope to lead by example in setting up adventure infrastructure across our projects that will make India the hub of global adventure tourism. We will achieve this through innovation and by putting in place the highest standards with our local and global partners.”

On December 17, 2023, Mr. Upen Anand, General Manager of Skyview by Empyrean, accepted the prize on behalf of Empyrean Skyview Projects.

The Dehradun-Mussoorie ropeway, which is based on mono-cable detachable gondola technology and adheres to CEN standards set by the European Committee of Standardization, is one of the other future projects. When completed by September 2026, this ropeway would be the longest passenger aerial mono-cable ropeway in India and link the two cities in around 20 minutes.

Additionally, Skyview by Empyrean is an organization approved by the Responsible Tourism Society of India (RTSOI). It complies with the guidelines established by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, and follows the principles of sustainable and responsible tourism as implemented by RTSOI. Promoting socioeconomic, cultural, environmental, and sustainability management are a few of these.

The national association for Indian adventure tour operators is called the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI). ATOAI was established in 1994 by a group of travel trade adventurers who wanted to make adventure one of India’s top tourist attractions while also serving as a strong support network for individual and group profit.

In association with Gujarat Tourism, the recently finished conference, “Indian Adventure Travel: Exploring New Frontiers,” took place at Praveg Tent City, Narmada, next to the Statue of Unity. The primary goal of the conference, which drew prominent travel companies, government officials, and forward-thinking professionals from all throughout India’s travel and tourism sector, was to position India as the hub of the world’s adventure tourism industry. The convention’s annual goal is to strengthen the collective power of adventure tourism companies by bridging the gap that exists between small-scale operators and these companies.



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