The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is a protected area located in the state of Assam. This sanctuary was previously known as the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. On 30th July 1997, this reserve was declared as a sanctuary by the government of Assam. It is a special tourist attraction of the Jorhat district and is just about a distance of 19 kms from the district. This wildlife sanctuary plays a vital role in the conservation of the primate species of the animal kingdom. It is the only sanctuary in our country where you can spot the hoolock gibbons and the Bengal slow loris. Travelers from far away places visit the sanctuary to take a view of these rare species that being preserved here for many long years. The other wildlife creatures found here comprise of the stump-tailed macaque, eastern Assamese macaque, capped langur, tigers, jungle cats, wild boar, different types of squirrel and civet, Indian elephants and several other mammals.
The sanctuary has many evergreen trees and also there are several other herbs and shrubs found here. Several avian species are also seen here some of which are Kalij Pheasant, Red Jungle fowl, Red Breasted Parakeet, Spotted dove and the Drongo Cuckoo. Many camps and conservation programs are also organized by the authorities in charge of the sanctuary to make the local villagers aware of the fact that we must work towards saving our environment and wildlife.
Popular Things to do & See in and around
The sanctuary witnesses many tourists visiting the place almost all round the year and a number of bungalows have been constructed so that the tourists can reside here comfortably. You will get to see many tea gardens surrounding the sanctuary which act as a geographic barrier for the animals. There also many ferns, orchids, bamboo and canes that enrich the reserve. The Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is an absolute treat for the nature lovers out there.
The nearest airport to the sanctuary is the Jorhat airport and the closest railway junction is the Mariani railway station.
Tourists will get ample number of taxis and buses from both the airport as well as railway station which assist them in reaching the sanctuary.
Best Time to Visit
The Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is visited all throughout the year by the tourists; however, the best time considered to visit the sanctuary is between the months of June and July and February and March.