Since the jungle inside the national park is unbelievably dense, no vehicles can technically be driven inside the sanctuary, making walking safaris the only way of exploring it.
It is moreover mandatory to have a personal (or a group) guide to walk inside the sanctuary.
Entry to the park costs 250 Rupees per person, with DSLR camera fee being 500 Rupees. Professional filming is not allowed, unless taken a prior permission.
If you’re visiting on a day trip, it’s best advised to plan your trip in advance, as prior permission from the Divisional Forest Officer is required to visit this Sanctuary. The permission can be obtained on the spot as well, at the entrance of the sanctuary.
The best months for travelling Hollongapar Gibbon when the chances of spotting wildlife is highest, is between June to July and November to March.
Early Morning is moreover the best time to spot the Gibbons.
Do wear leech socks and carry salt to sprinkle on any leech bite. The sanctuary becomes highly prone to a leech bite during and after the monsoon, making August and September the least suitable months for a visit.
A Bit About The Wildlife Sanctuary
Declared a sanctuary in 1997, the Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary was once an extended forest connecting Assam with Nagaland. But with aggressive expansion of tea gardens and human settlements the park got fragmented and isolated with the connecting forests. Railway lines passing through the sanctuary further fragmented it. So what’s left of the park (only about 200 hectare of land area) is an extension of dense northeast with some of the rare animal species, flora and fauna and birds. The remaining bit of the forest is protected today as a part of India’s rare wildlife reserve.