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“A highlight of our trip”
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Nimmy & Paul
Ranked #128 of 488 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We had an excellent day, learnt around 12 dishes and ate some of the most delicious food on our trip. We decided to do the full day cookery course – it was easy to organize; we sent Nimmy & Paul an email a couple of months beforehand. On the day, we arrived around 11am and first of all discussed what we would like to learn. We were made to feel at home and it was a relaxing atmosphere. The course was as hands-on as we wanted it to be. Nimmy had loads of useful tips and hints that you don’t pick up from a cookbook. In total we learnt around 12 dishes and they were well explained – so much so that we have cooked several of them successfully since we have got back home.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

What a pleasure to spend my first evening in Kochi with Nimmy and Paul. We cooked, ate and had some great conversations. This was one of the best meals I had so far in India. I learned all about the ingredients that are typically used in the cuisine of Southern India, as well as some hints on spices. Thank you for your warm hospitality and knowledge.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

Both Nimmy and Paul were so welcoming! Nimmy provided us with recipe books to take with us so you could concentrate more on the cooking lesson without worrying about writing it all down. Nimmy is a very good teacher - she didn't just run through the recipe but also covered useful cooking tips. We all sat in the garden afterwards to eat together - the food we had here was some of the best we'd had on our whole trip. Would definitely recommend this course - a really fun day and good value!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

We stopped off for a meal and a cookery demonstration at Nimmy & Paul's beginning of November while on our tour of India. A fantastic experience an excellent meal and a very informative cookery demonstration of some of the courses we had been served. A really homely welcome was made and a real taste of Indian cooking with out the ''heat'' was served.
Well worth a visit was a real highlight of our tour.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

My friend and I stayed at Nimmy and Paul's for slightly less than 24 hours, and never wanted to leave! We initially read about Nimmy and Paul's on Trip Advisor, and since we love Indian food and wanted to learn how to cook these delicious meals, it seemed like the perfect choice and we were not disappointed in the least. Nimmy gave us a mini cookbook and taught us simple ways to create these gourmet-tasting traditional South Indian dishes - some of the best Indian food we've had since arriving in India. She amended our cooking lessons to include specific dishes that we told her we wanted to learn to cook.

From the moment we walked in the front door, the hospitality was impeccable. Both Nimmy and Paul seemed to know what we wanted/needed even before we knew. We are students who had been traveling in India for the past two months and Nimmy insisted on washing all of our clothes, since we had been washing them by hand since we arrived in India. We came back to our room later that day to find our fresh laundry folded on our bed - truly a nice surprise. Nimmy also knew that we would be taking a long, overnight bus ride when we left their house, and arranged for us to have an early dinner and then packed more food for us to take on the bus in case we got hungry. My friend and I were amazed at their kindness and generosity, and agreed that it was the most "at home" we have felt since arriving in India.

I am now confident in my ability to whip up some of the relatively simple but delectable South Indian dishes, and can't wait to cook them for my friends and family when I get home! Our stay with Nimmy and Paul has been one of the absolute highlights of our trip.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Nimmy & Paul

Address: Variamparambil | Chakalakal Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682 015, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
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Ranked #128 of 488 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: ₹ 1,250 - ₹ 6,500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Nimmy & Paul Kochi (Cochin), Kerala

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