Leisure in Shimla: enhance your looks

While spending holidays in a hill station, you will have lots of leisure at your disposal because primary attraction of a hill station is scenic beauty, salubrious climate and tranquility. Secondly, hill stations generally do not have many manmade attractions like monuments and museums. Then, how to spend leisure and keep boredom at bay? I think that enhancing your looks while enjoying natural beauty is a good option to spend the leisure. Now-a-days, many hill stations offer such options at affordable rates.

For instance, mehndi (Lawsonia Inermis) vendors offer their services at the Ridge, a famous tourist spot in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. They assemble at the covered vantage point at the Ridge. You can sit there and let the vendor draw the mehndi design of your choice on your hand and / or feet and you can watch the world go by. A simple decorative design costs just INR 20.00/- (US$ 0.38, € 0.29 , £ 0.24) per hand. This passive leisure activity has another advantage: monkeys do not trouble you.

Tourists thronging easily accessible Shimla have contributed to monkey menace for which the hill station is known. Many of these tourists freely feed monkeys, which is not a good practice. So, next time when you visit Shimla, decorate your hand and / or feet with mehndi designs instead of feeding monkeys, and “liberate” yourself, the true purpose of leisure. 

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