This will be our first trip to Kerala and are thinking about taking our time to absorb the full beauty of this area.
At the moment we are thinking of spending 3 nights in Kochi, then 4 in Munnar, to do some gentle trekking, 3 in Thekkady, seeing the wildlife (if we are lucky), 4 in the Alleppey area for the backwaters, then 4 nights at the beach at Mariakula before spending our final night close to Cochin airport for our early departure flight home.
We will probably hire a car with a driver for getting between places.
Are we being too conservative about what we could do in this time as we have seen what seem to be very busy suggested itinaries for seeing the obvious attractions. Is there anything that we have overlooked?