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Travelogue: Mahabalipuram, the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, is a town on the southeastern coast of India in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu. It is located 60 kilometres south of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. Mahabalipuram is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its ancient temples and rock carvings. It is also a popular tourist destination for its beaches and scenic beauty. A journey from Guindy, Chennai to Mahabalipuram I started my journey to Mahabalipuram early in the morning from Guindy, Chennai. I took the East Coast Road (ECR), which is a scenic highway that runs along the Bay of Bengal. On the way, I stopped at Kovalam Beach to enjoy the beach views. The ECR is a popular route for tourists and locals alike. It is well-maintained and offers beautiful views of the sea. The road is also lined with many restaurants and shops, where you can stop for a bite to eat or buy souvenirs. Kovalam Beach is a beautiful beach located about 40 kilometres from Chennai. It is a popular spot for swim

The Rise of Online Courier Scams in India: Modus Operandi, Victims' Stories, and Current Status

Online courier scams have become a major concern in India, with people falling prey to the schemes of online fraudsters and losing lakhs of money. The scam involves individuals impersonating courier executives and police or CBI officers. They contact victims and falsely claim that a parcel containing illegal items has been seized at the airport. Subsequently, they ask the victims to make a payment. In this report, we will investigate the modus operandi of online courier scams, provide details of some victims, and update on the current status of the scams in India. Modus Operandi The online courier scam is a type of phishing scam where fraudsters trick people into sharing their bank account details and transferring money into other accounts. The scam usually starts with a phone call from someone claiming to be a courier executive or a police officer. The caller informs the victim that a parcel containing illegal items like tiger skins, cocaine, or high-value jewellery has been sent to t

Data Entry Job Scam in India: How to Spot and Avoid Fraudulent Job Postings

Data entry job scams are prevalent in India, and it is essential to be cautious and aware of the signs of fraudulent job postings. Scammers offer you more money and tell you that you have to work for only a few hours a day. Here are some common characteristics of data entry job scams and tips on how to avoid them: Suspicious job postings: Be suspicious of any data entry jobs that sound too good to be true. A potential employer who charges application or training fees, asks for your banking information, or offers to send you a check before you start working is likely fraudulent. Work-from-home job scams : Work-from-home data entry jobs are particularly appealing to scammers, who find many ways to make them seem real. When you hear about a work-from-home job in data entry that sounds too good to be true, it might promise high pay for very few hours of work. Salary card creation charges:  Once you submit the task, they will accept the project and will be ready to pay you a salary. They m

World Tourism Day: Promoting Sustainable Tourism Practices

World Tourism Day is celebrated annually on September 27th to raise awareness about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value. India has a rich cultural heritage and is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As of September 2023, there are 42 World Heritage Sites located in India, out of which 34 are cultural, 7 are natural, and one is of mixed type.  Some of the recently declared World Heritage Sites from India by UNESCO include: Santiniketan, West Bengal (2023)  Dholavira, Harappan City in the Rann of Kutchh, Gujarat (2021)  Rudreswara Temple (Ramappa Temple) at Palampet, Warangal, Telangana (2021)  Some of the popular World Heritage Sites in India include: Taj Mahal, Agra Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh Ellora Caves, Maharashtra Red Fort, Delhi Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh Hampi, Karnataka Konark Sun Temple, Odisha Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu Kaziranga National Park, Assam Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Rajasthan Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam Nanda D

Discover the Sacred Ensembles of Hoysalas - Beluru, Halebeedu, and Somanathpura - Recognized as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO

The Hoysala temples of Beluru, Halebeedu, and Somanathpura in Karnataka have been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage list, marking India's 42nd UNESCO World Heritage Site. These temples are a testament to the unique temple architecture and artistry of the Hoysala dynasty, which ruled over a large part of southern India between the 10th and 14th centuries. The Hoysala temples are known for their intricate carvings and exquisite architecture, and the three temples that have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List are the Chennakeshava Temple at Belur, the Hoysaleshwara Temple at Halebidu, and the Keshava Temple at Somanathapura. History and Significance of Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala The Hoysala dynasty was a powerful South Indian dynasty that ruled over a large part of southern India between the 10th and 14th centuries. The dynasty was known for its patronage of art, literature, and architecture, and the

Hill Station Holidays near Pune, Maharashtra: A 3-Night Tour of Hadashi, Lonavala, Pavna Lake, Lavasa and More

Pune is a city in Maharashtra, India that is known for its beautiful landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. Some of the most popular places to visit near Pune include Hadashi, Pavna Lake, Aamby Valley City, Lavasa, and Lonavala. These places are especially beautiful during the monsoon season, which lasts from June to September. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and the scenery is at its best. If you are planning to visit Aamby Valley City, it is advisable to book your accommodation in advance, especially during the peak season. There are a variety of accommodation options available in all of the places mentioned in the itinerary, ranging from budget-friendly guesthouses to luxury hotels. There are also a variety of restaurants available in all of the places mentioned in the itinerary, serving both Indian and international cuisine. Here is a 3-day itinerary for visiting these places near Pune: Day 1: Start your day by visiting Hadashi, a small village located near Pune.

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