The iconic Rishikesh ashram the Beatles stayed in during their 1968 sojourn is in a sad state of disarray. Now owned by the Indian government, the grounds are overgrown with weeds and have been looted by local villagers.
The Washington Post reports that Maggie O’Hara, a former actress, has submitted plans to turn the ashram into a home for 2,500 street children. The plans have stalled as O’Hara navigates through many layers of bureaucracy.
Photos of the Beatles during their spiritual journey at Rishikesh can be found here.