I'm planning a trip to Kerala after attending my niece's wedding in Mumbai.
My cousin has said she can make all the arrangements and I trust her. I just have to give her some sort of itinerary. I've studied the Travel Planners thread and even studied their website for possible itinerary options.
My concern from reading the threads on TA is that hotels are booked up far in advance for December. I understand that December is prime travel season, but we are going to go December 8 - 14, not so close to the holidays, and we plan to fly out of Mumbai back to the US on the 14th, ultimately. How far should we book those hotels? 3-4 star level. I don't think we can afford those 5 star ones, like the Leela.
Also, any advice re: which town should we end our Kerala itinerary before flying out would be much appreciated. Thanks!