A small Sanctuary of 20.98 sq. kms. in Jorhat district with semi-evergreen
forests and evergreen patches amidst tea gardens and humansettlements.
The Sanctuary is named after the only Ape(Hoolock Gibbon)found in India.
What you expect to see
Mammals : Elephant, Leopard, Tiger, Pangolin, Assamese macaque,
Pig tailed macaque, Rhesus macaque, Stump tailed macaque, Capped
langur, Slow loris, Jungle cat, Indian civet, Giant squirrel, Barking deer,
Sambar, Wild pig, Squirrels.
Birds : Indian Pied Horn Bill, Osprey, Hill Myna, Kalij pheasant etc.
Reptiles : Indian Python, Common Monitor Lizard, Indian Tent Turtle, Indian Cobra.
How to reach : By road from Mariani Rly. Junction it is only 5 kms. away and from Rowriah Airport (Jorhat) it is 25 kms., from Jorhat town it is 20 kms.
Where to stay : Gibbon Forest Rest House(a small rest house located within the Sanctuary). For reservation contact Divisional Forest Officer, Jorhat Division, Tel.- 0376-2320008 (O), 2320456 (R), Prasanti Tourist Lodge under Assam Tourism Department located in Jorhat town, 22 kms. away from the Sanctuary. For reservation contact the Deputy Director, Tourism Department, Jorhat. There are also many good Hotels at Jorhat town.
Whom to contact for visit : The Divisional Forest Officer, Jorhat Division, Jorhat, Pin. 785001, Tel.-0376– 2320008 (O), 2320456 (R, Forest Range Officer, Mariani Range, P.O. Mariani, Dist.–Jorhat, Tel.- 03771- 244125 (Office cum Residence).
Best season for visit : Throughout the year but best during June to July & February to March.