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Also known as the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary or Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, this is a forest that only a limited set of people know about. But I think it needs to be made more accessible and known. A mere 20kms from the town of Jorhat, Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is a must visit for wildlife enthusiasts. it is also very suited for birding and study of plants.
Named after the ONLY ape found in India (Hoolock Gibbon) and also the Holong tree, this is a small forest spanning only about 21 sq. kms. Surrounded by tea Gardens, this sanctuary houses 7 out of the 15 species of apes found in India. Hoolock Gibbons live in families of 4 or 5 and are the main attraction of this park.
The board to the sanctuary is very run down and you might miss it. But just follow the google Maps and you should be fine. The guide will take you on foot into the park.
The Holong tree, which is the state tree of Assam looms large across this forest. The thick vegetation and the safari on foot make this quite an experience. Apart from the gibbons and macaques, this forest also has elephants, leopards, leopard cat, civet cat, Indian fox, python, king cobra, turtles, wild boar, squirrels and a wide variety of birds and snakes.
Travelers from across the world travel to this untouched forest to catch a glimpse of the 100 odd Hoolock Gibbons that reside here. Try to visit this place on a sunny day to improve your chances. And be ready to walk a lot! Wear the right shoes and carry binoculars with you in order to spot the gibbons and the macaques better.
Entry fee is just 50/- for Indians and 500/- for foreigners.
Unlike tiger Safaris, there are no early morning and late evening drives here. So there is no rush to get up in the wee hours. You can walk in even at 10 am into the Gibbon Sanctuary and start looking for animals.
Accomodation: Villa Shivalay
There are no good places to stay next to the sanctuary. So I would recommend “Villa Shivalay” which is located 50 kms (75 mins) away. It is run by an elderly couple that hosts you. The drive from Jorhat is just 20-25 mins. This villa is around 60 mins from Kaziranga National park, making it ideal for travelers who want to visit both forest reserves.
Villa Shivalay is a luxurious yet homely space with a common living room, kitchenette and also a nice big garden. Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms- 2. This villa can accommodate 6-7 people and costs 4500-5000/- with breakfast (for the entire villa). The garden is lovely the the property overlooks endless rice fields.
The food served is delicious but vegetarian. There are also tribal villages that are worth a visit or even tea Gardens. The hosts help organize a car for you as well. Please note that taxis in Assam are quite expensive. But there is no public transport therefore one has little choice but to book a cab.
There is no room service here and the meal timings are fixed. However the rooms are spacious and toilets are clean and that is what really matters
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