We would like the focus to be on pretty and exotic scenery and elephants. We want to avoid cities, and I think in terms of temples we would be interested in anywhere at the level of interest of Hampi, but I don't think architecture would be the main point of the visit.
We want to definitely have a private driver and car and avoid public transportation but we are happy to rent houseboats etc. Infact alternative modes of transportation that are reasonably private are a definite plus.
I have been to the kochin/periyar area in Kerala before so would like to spend a bit less time there and more time in southern karnataka and perhaps northern kerala.
Can anyone share their itineraries or give us some advice.