Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

Assam is a beautiful state for wildlife lovers , one of the most beautiful places among them is the Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary also known as Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. People around the world come here to enjoy the beautiful nature and the vast wildlife. It’s a protected area of the Evergreen forest ,Assam. It was constructed in 1997 , since then it is among the best wildlife sanctuaries not only in Assam but all over India and it was named after the tree species – The Holong which is majorly found in this place. It is surrounded by the beautiful tea gardens of Katonibari , Murmurai , Chenijan and many more. It’s an amazing place and one of the great tourist attractions in Assam.

Flora and Fauna:-


The main attraction of the Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary are the hoolock gibbons which are the only apes found in India. Apart from the hoolock gibbons the other habitats found here are divided in Mammals , Reptiles and Birds. The following are mentioned below:


Western hoolock gibbon , Stump – tailed macaque , Northern pig tailed macaque , Eastern Assamese macaque , Bengal slow Loris , Indian rhesus macaque , Capped langur , Indian hog deer , Sambar , Indian Crested porcupine , Tiger , Leopard , Jungle Cat , Large Indian Civet , Small Indian Civet , Common Palm Civet , Malayan Giant Squirrel , Irrawaddy Squirrel , Indian Elephant , Marbled Cat , Leopard Cat , Common Mongoose , Small Asian Mongoose , Indian Fox , Jackal , Wild Boar.


Indian Python , Cat snake , Indian Cobra , Common rat snake.


There are too many species of birds so some of them are mentioned below :

•Red Junglefowl , Kalij pheasant , Ruddy shelduck , Common teal , White – browed piculet , Rufous Woodpecker , Himalayan Flameback , Blue – throated barbet.

Plants, hurbs, shrubs etc

Many species of flora can be found in the Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. Follow the article to check – them out :

•Ou tenga , Amari , Gahorisopa , Borhamthuri , Bandardima , Titachapa , Bhelekor , Chalmogra , Bhelu , Bon aam , Bonpetha , Borpat , Nahor , Holong , Garjan , Himolu , Selleng and many more.

How to reach?

The wildlife sanctuary can be reached through airways , railways and roads. All Different types of transportation method is mentioned below :

By Air :

The nearest Airport to the place is situated in Jorhat. It is 22 km away from Jorhat town where the Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is located. The distance can be easily covered by taking a cab which you can easily get outside the Airport.

By Railways :

The nearest railway station is in Mariani. The sanctuary is very near to it and can be reached in 5 minutes by cab whereas going all the way walking is also an option.

By Road :

Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is the major sanctuary in the Jorhat region so the road connectivity of the place is great and can be reached through cabs or public and private buses from anywhere.

Things to do in Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary :

The majority of people visit the place to spot the vast diversity of Wildlife which is the central tourist attraction but apart from this the 3 tea gardens are beautiful as well that are worth watching when you visit Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. A large number of primate species live here and they tear down bird’s nests due to which the number of birds here are less. The plants and trees here also look great like bamboo , cane , orchids in the deep forests of Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s a great place to visit with your family and friends. Photography , nature and Wildlife lovers as there are many things to enjoy and visit inside the wildlife sanctuary.

Travel Guide for Visitors :

There are few things you must know before you visit the Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. Follow the article to know about them :
•Vehicles aren’t allowed inside the sanctuary so you have to cover the distance by walking. It’s a little tiring but adventurous and fun at the same time.
•It’s compulsory to have a guide and forest guide with every group.
•The male gibbons are black whereas the female gibbons are brown.
•An average hoolock gibbon can move at a pace of 55 kms per hour.

Major nearby attractions :

Apart from this place there are a few more places you must visit along with Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary if you are on a vacation. Some of the major attractions are mentioned below :
° Dhekiakhowa Bornaamghar
° Lachit Borphukan’s Maidam
° Tocklai Tea Research Centre
° Jorhat Science Centre and Planetarium
° Cinnamara Tea Estate
° Nehru Park

Best Places To Stay :

After a tiring day in Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary you must be looking for a place to stay so , here are few of them with best deals :

Kaziranga Golf Resort :
It is 16.7 km away from Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. Check the details below :
° Cost for 1 night stay : ₹ 4,435 ( Including all taxes and interests)
° No. of rooms : 1
° No. of adults allowed : 2
° Free Wifi

SPOT ON 43459 Oasis Lodge :
The lodge is just 1.3 km away from the sanctuary. Check the details below :
° Cost of 1 night stay : ₹ 2,589 (including taxes and interests)
° No. of rooms : 1
° No. of adults allowed : 2=
° No A/C room

•Indira Lodge :
The lodge is only 0.7 km away from the wildlife sanctuary. Check the details below :
° Cost of 1 night stay : ₹ 3,359 (excluding taxes and interests)
° No. of rooms : 1
° No. of adults allowed : 2
° 1 double bed
° Free Parking
° Free Wifi
° Reserve now pay later

•Bononi :
The lodge is 3 km away from the Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. Check the details below :
° Cost of one night stay : ₹1200 (excluding taxes and interests.
° No. of rooms : 1
° No. of adults allowed : 2

Most relatable questions asked:

1. What is the best time to visit Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary?

Many people visit the place during winters which is from October to March and it’s expected to be the best time because of the climate during this period of the year. Although you can also visit the place during summer season, it gets hotter during the afternoon and becomes unbearable sometimes. The place is not good for visiting during the monsoon and a few months after the monsoon ends.

2. What are the things we need to carry while visiting the place?

You must carry water bottles , some snacks as the journey can be a little tiring. Along with them keep a backpack to keep the things inside it. Also keep binoculars if you want a good and closer view of the wildlife and nature. Moreover carry leech shoes due to increase in number of leeches after monsoon.

3. What is the entry fee?

The entry fee to the place is ₹250/per person and ₹500 extra is charged per camera.

Important Contact Details :

Following are the contact details you must have for visiting Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary :

•Divisional Forest Officer , Jorhat Division , Jorhat , Pin 785001 :
Telephone – +91-376-2320008 / 2320456

Forest Range officer , Mariani Range , P.O Mariani , District – Jorhat :
Telephone – +91-3771-244125

•Mr. Golap Gogoi , Private wildlife guide and tour operator :
Phone – +91 9864518364 , +91 9401644899
Email – golap7@gmail.com / golap_gogoi@yahoo.com

Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is a must visit place when you are in Jorhat for wildlife and adventurous experience. It is one of the best places for travellers to visit in Assam. You can spot a lot of species of animals and birds. The scenarios here are also really amazing. People with wildlife and photography interests cannot miss a place like this. We recommend you to visit the place once in your lifetime with family and friends.