Wise words from Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics before and after the most significant event in modern Indian history – Independence. A popular figure, many Indian children used to call him Chacha Nehru, Uncle Nehru.
If you get to know Indian families on your holidays, and Indians are very welcoming and accessible, the chances are that you too will be called Uncle/Auntie. It’s a term of endearment and affection, not of gross familiarity. It can be difficult for guests who come from a more formalised society to interpret this correctly. So now you are prepared.
There are many social customs here in India which will surprise you. But then that’s when a holiday becomes an adventure. And as the quote above says: “There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
Will you have your eyes open when you are with us in Kerala? We hope so because there’s a lot to see. And yes, you may also laze by the pool and do nothing!
We look forward to welcoming you to our heritage hotel, Raheem Residency.