We have family working for 2 years in Bangalore, so our Kerala trip, probably in November 2013, will start and finish there - followed by the long flight home. Last year we went around Rajasthan and this year would like to see some of Kerala for about 2 weeks. Thoughts so far:
Ooty (Yes, I know it's not in Kerala!)
We may meet the family on the way back at Kabini lake. About 2 nights in each place. Looking for a relaxing holiday - Rajasthan was wonderful and also exhausting! Obviously from the above we love scenery, wildlife, tranquility, culture. Homestays/B&Bs rather than hotels, although one or two luxury nights would be good.
1. Is there a way of doing a round trip - given the above wishlist - without flying the first leg - presumably to Trivandrum.
2. Are we trying to see too much?
3. Is it likely to be cheaper (and more convenient) to have a car/driver for the whole trip rather than for each separate leg?
4. Are we missing somewhere not to be missed?
All comments/suggestions welcome.