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Rough South India Itinerary - comments appreciated

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I'm planning our 8 to 10 week trip to India starting mid January next year. There are three parts to our trip:

1. The South (details below)
2. Goa for a couple of weeks in rental villa(s)
3. Golden Triangle/Varansi - plus Kathmandu or Darjeeling or TBD

For the most part I do most of the travel planning myself and I have a good sense of areas #2 and #3 (above) but the south is all new to me. A friend directed me to an agent who supposedly is an expert and get great deals, etc, etc. I introduced myself to her via email this week, with some background on how we travel/what we're interested in/etc, and assumed we would further the conversation by phone. Today I received a rough outline (her words) of an itinerary for the South portion (26 days)

Here it is......as mentioned I'm a newbie so would appreciate comments - I've highlighted the key sightseeing suggested in the itinerary. It assumes a car/driver - no hotels at this point.

I know from looking at it that there are too many 2-night stays for us - we prefer to travel more slowly. Also I am a little surprised at just a day houseboat trip in Kerala, as opposed to overnight(s). I am now immersing myself in information regarding this itinerary and would appreciate any comments

2 Nights Chennai
Fort St. George/San Thome Church/Kapaleeswarar Temple
2 nights Mahabalipuram
Shore Temple/Arjuana's Penance and Cave Temple
Kanchipuram excursion - day
2 nights Pondichery
Sightseeing Pondichery
return to Chennai and fly to Madurai
2 nights Madurai
Meenakshi Temple/Thirumalai Nayak Palace
2 nights Periyar
National Park - nature walk/boat tour on lake Periyar
3 nights Kumarakom
Bird Sanctuary visit and house boat trip - separate days
2 nights Cochin
Harbour City Tour/Dutch Palace, Synagogue and fishing net
2 nights Athirapally
Water Fall visit
2 nights Ooty
Narrow Gauge Railway opportunity/Botanical Garden
2 nights Wayanad
Edakkal Caves
2 nights Mysore
Maharaja's Palace/Chmundi Hills
2 nights Bangalore
Lalbagh/Tipu Sultan's Palace/Vidhan Soudha and Bull Temple
Fly to Goa

Thanks!

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