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Skyview By Empyrean - Patnitop

Welcome back to the last blog in the Kashmir Series! This blog is about the last day of our trip so enjoy!


After an exciting few days in Srinagar, we embarked on the final leg of our journey to the luxury adventure resort, Skyview by Empyrean, a bit below Patnitop. We left Srinagar after breakfast and reached the resort a little after lunch, around 4 PM. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the hotel staff. Although the initial check-in process took some time, everything was handled meticulously.

The premises are quite large and golf carts can be seen almost all the time, helping people reach their rooms and also transport luggage.

Skyview by Empyrean offers cozy and spacious rooms in different sizes according to the number of people staying, details of which are clearly available on their website. The room we stayed in was pretty big and our stay was very comfortable. The balconies too offered an amazing view of the whole premises. After our luggage was brought in, a worker gave us all necessary information about the timings and activities. Skyview by Empyrean boasts a variety of facilities to enhance your stay. The resort features a multi-cuisine restaurant offering delicious meals. For those seeking adventure, there's an exciting gondola ride, Asia’s longest zigzag zipline, hiking trails, mountain biking, magic carpet rides, tubing sledge and archery too. Guests staying at the hotel receive discounts on these activities. The resort also includes a club for indoor games for entertainment.

Additionally, Skyview World houses Hands of Gold, offering an exotic range of handmade, organic products showcasing the marvels of Kashmiri craftsmanship.

One of the highlights of our stay was the gondola ride to Patnitop. Since the Gulmarg gondola is often booked out, this ride was a fantastic alternative. The fees for the ride was included in our hotel package, though it can be booked separately as well with charges around 1000 for adults and 900 for children and senior citizens. After freshening up a bit and enjoying some excellent Chinese food, we headed to the Gondola ride. The breathtaking views of the pine forests below were mesmerizing and all of us enjoyed the thrill of seeing the beautiful scenes from so high up. Upon reaching Patnitop, we trekked to the 600 year old Naga Mandir. Note for families: the trek might be a bit challenging for older adults and small children. The route to the Naga Mandir was mostly quiet and very scenic, but the temple area was bustling with markets selling souvenirs, food, and clothes. It was a vibrant and lively spot, perfect for picking up mementos.

In the evening, we enjoyed a delicious meal of chicken and vegetable biryani from the hotel's restaurant. There's also a snack shop at the hotel gate where we grabbed some chips and cold drinks. We ended our day with a movie and a satisfying meal. The next morning, we were greeted by amazing weather and a filling breakfast. The buffet included a variety of fresh juices, cupcakes, and a range of cuisines. We enjoyed waffles, South Indian dishes, and eggs, setting the perfect tone for the day.

Content and happy, we left the hotel after breakfast, our hearts filled with wonderful memories of an unforgettable trip and reached Delhi again by 9 at night.


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