There’s no such thing as a lonely street (or bridge) in Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga.
Streets are lined with people visiting temples and ashrams and shops at all hours. Even when the tourists, gurus and touts call it a day, the roads are never quite empty.
Ferral dogs, cats, monkeys and cows wander the street in search of food, pillaging trashcans and unsuspecting victims.
Crossing Rishikesh’s Lakshman Jhula Bridge is like braving a gauntlet. Monkeys, sometimes docile sometimes not, hiss and lunge for food. People dart away from their sticky fingers and laugh off a monkey’s tug.
Check out photos of the Rishikesh’s “wildlife” below.