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Trivandrum, Kerala
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Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
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According to legend, the city of Trivandrum boasts of being associated with King Solomon whose ships landed at a port called Ophir. Traders have been coming to these part of the world as far back as 190 ad for spices, sandalwood, and ivory. The city derives its name from the deity at the Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswami Temple, one of the major landmarks of the place. The name of the city is derived from the words Thiru-Anantha-Puram, meaning the town of Anantha. Although no records of the antiquity of the temple really exists, the temple nevertheless is believed to be several thousands years old.

For the gay and lesbian traveler, there is plenty of accommodation in Trivandrum to choose from. Take your pick from a range of gay friendly hotels, resorts and guest houses, ranging in price and amenities offered to meet the needs of the most discerning gay and lesbian traveler. Kovalam Beach this internationally renowned beach resort has been a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, known as the Lighthouse beach, is the most popular and offers gay friendly accommodation options to suit all budgets.

There are a number of tourist attractions in Trivandrum. A must on every tourist itinerary is the Padmanabhaswami Temple with its gopuram (tower) soaring majestically upwards, believed to be one of the 108 shrines sacred to the Vaishnavites in India. Besides this magnificent temple there is the Observatory established over a hundred years ago. Several kings have also built their palaces in and around the city, each more impressive than the other. The Napier Museum with its profusion of gables and turrets is home to fine works of art, the chief attraction being the 250-year-old temple car made for Lord Vishnu, artistically designed and ornamented. Besides this, objects carved out of wood, models of temple, antique jewelry, etc., make the museum worth a visit.

No a trip to Trivandrum is incomplete without a boat-ride on its enchanting backwaters. These waterways of teem with life and offer a panorama of beautiful landscapes, beaches and waterways, coconut palms and, of course, beautiful, friendly people.

So, for the adventurous gay and lesbian traveler looking for excitement, culture, relaxation and amazing southern Indian cuisine, Trivandrum, Kerala, India has plenty to offer and enjoy.

Trivandrum Gay and Lesbian Hotels, Inns, and Guest Houses


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