As Rishikesh sweltered under rising temperatures, the wild elephants from the Rajaji National Park headed to the river to drink and cool off. The National Park provides habitat for a variety of wild animals including tigers and lions, which local children claim to have seen. Shree Maa and Swamiji enjoyed watching the elephants, who visit the river about once a day.
Elephants heading down to the river. Notice the antelopes in the background.
First a few sips…
And then a full fledged bath with a built in shower