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To get the best experience in Trivandrum, you need to book one of our local friendly tour guides. They will be able to show you around, make you feel like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites or visit places off the beaten track and discover new experiences, then our Guides4me guide is there to make it happen.


gay friendly tour guide keralaFrancis is 41 years old, LGBT friendly and speaks English, Hindi and Tamil.

Orginally from the city of Kollam in Kerala, now living in Trivandrum. Francis loves to travel to different places and explore art and food. His other interests include reading. If you want to feel you are exploring the real Kerala with a true friend, then don’t hesitate in booking Francis.

Total cost for the guide services of Francis for one day (8 hours) = a booking fee of USD 33 via Paypal, debit / credit cards, bank transfer or Crypto Currency plus USD 50 in cash to Francis after his services. This makes a total of USD 83.

This excludes any transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

“ Francis was a brilliant guide. I had a brilliant time with him, he knows all the best restaurants and the best local markets to visit. Highly recommended” – Carlos USA


guide trivandrumMaya is 48 years old, LGBT friendly and speaks English and Malayalam.

She loves to travel to different places and explore different culture, heritage and food. For a vibrant and friendly guide with experience and a love for culture, then Maya can assure you an unforgettable experience in Trivandrum.

Total cost for the guide services of Maya for one day (8 hours) = a booking fee of USD 33 via Paypal, debit / credit cards, bank transfer or Crypto Currency plus USD 50 in cash to Maya after her services. This makes a total of USD 83.

This excludes any transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

“Maya was very friendly and professional at the same time. From the first moment we made contact she treated me like a friend, helped me with accommodation and transport. So I was already impressed even before I arrived in Trivandrum. I felt totally safe with her. I would definitely recommend Maya for anyone coming to Trivandrum” –  Caroline, Canada.

Our other destinations in India are:

Agra Bodhgaya Chennai Goa Jaipur Jodhpur Kovalam Lucknow Mumbai NewDelhi Pondicherry Prayagraj Udaipur Varanasi.

Highlights of Trivandrum

Trivandrum, also known as Thiruvananthapuram, is the charming capital of Kerala, India’s southern gem. As a solo traveller, you’re in for a delightful journey filled with natural beauty, cultural treasures, and unique experiences. In this guide, we’ll explore the highlights of Trivandrum, from its captivating tourist destinations to its vibrant culture, ensuring that solo travellers have an enriching adventure.

Tourist Destinations and Major Attractions

Trivandrum offers a plethora of tourist destinations to explore. Start your journey at the magnificent Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a symbol of Kerala’s rich religious heritage. Visit the Napier Museum and the nearby Zoo to delve into the city’s history and witness exotic wildlife. The serene beaches of Kovalam and Varkala are perfect for relaxation and water sports.

Cultural Treasures

Trivandrum is a hub of cultural richness. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Kathakali, a traditional dance form that tells stories through elaborate makeup and dramatic expressions. The Kuthiramalika Palace, also known as the Horse Palace, showcases intricate woodwork and traditional Kerala architecture.

Culinary Delights of Trivandrum

Satisfy your taste buds with Kerala’s delectable cuisine. Savour traditional dishes like Sadya, a lavish vegetarian spread served on banana leaves, and the mouthwatering Malabar biryani. Don’t forget to try the seafood delights like Meen Curry and Karimeen Pollichathu.

Outdoor Adventures

For adventure seekers, Trivandrum offers numerous outdoor activities. Trek up the Agasthyarkoodam, Kerala’s second-highest peak, surrounded by lush forests and wildlife. Head to the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary for hiking, boating, and spotting wildlife. The backwaters of Poovar are perfect for serene kayaking experiences.

Nightlife and Entertainment

While Trivandrum may not be known for its vibrant nightlife, it offers plenty of evening entertainment options. Enjoy a leisurely dinner by the beach in Kovalam or explore local street food in the city’s bustling markets. Many cultural performances take place in the evening, allowing you to witness Kerala’s artistic traditions.

Inclusivity and LGBTQ+ Culture

Trivandrum is known for its progressive outlook and inclusivity. It hosts LGBTQ+ events like the Queer Pride Parade, promoting diversity and equality. The city also has LGBTQ+-friendly spaces, ensuring a welcoming environment for solo LGBTQ+ travellers.

Unique Experiences

While in Trivandrum, consider indulging in a traditional Ayurvedic massage for a rejuvenating experience. Explore the local markets like Chalai Market for a taste of everyday life in the city. Don’t miss the chance to visit the serene Padmanabhapuram Palace, a short drive from the city, showcasing exquisite Kerala architecture.

Trivandrum is a solo traveller’s paradise, offering a perfect blend of cultural heritage, natural beauty, and unique experiences. As you embark on your journey through this captivating city, remember that is here to be your trusted companion. Trivandrum’s warmth and charm will leave you with unforgettable memories, ensuring that your solo adventure becomes a cherished part of your travel story. So, pack your bags and set out to explore the mesmerizing highlights of Trivandrum!

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