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Little India

Perhaps, no place outside India is as authentically and colourfully Indian as Little India, the small enclave located along Market Street, Chulia Street, and Queen Street in George TownPenang, Malaysia. This rectangular-shaped enclave was created to accommodate thousands of Indian migrant workers during the early twentieth century, and is one of the city’s most popular attractions today. Here you will find everything, from astrologers, barbers, and fortune-tellers, to aromatic spices, exquisite silk saris, and mouth-watering Indian cuisine. Add colourful festivals and elaborately decorated Hindu temples, and you will discover just why Little India attracts millions of visitors every year.

  • See the amazing sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses above the entrance and across the façade of the 1833 Penang Mahamariamman Temple, or the gold, silver, emerald and diamond-embellished statue of Lord Subramaniam inside.
  • Savour aromatic and delicious South Indian culinary delights, including the popular roti chanai and thosai, or a spicy vegetarian meal served on a banana leaf at the Sri AnandaBhawan restaurant in Penang’s Little India.
  • Shop for ethnic Indian gold jewellery, trinkets, silk and cotton clothing, and even a VCD of the latest Bollywood hits, all available at Market Street, Little India.

Little India, a short walk from the centre of George Town, is accessible via Penang’s Bayan Lepas International Airport in about 45-minutes by taxi, bus or hired car. Express buses ply the route to the city from Kuala Lumpur and other major cities. Long-distance taxis connect the city via the Weld Quay. Trains also run from Kuala Lumpur to the Penang Railway Station which is located near the ferry terminal. The city centre is also reachable by taxi from the ferry terminal, a disembarkation point for many passenger ferry services. Trishaws are another fun option to get to Little India.

Hotels in Little India

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1 Sunway Hotel Georgetown

4 stars
3.9 / 5 61 reviews

33, New Lane (off Macalister Road) Map

Sunway Hotel Georgetown is an elegantly appointed accommodation that offers convenient access to cultural and corporate sites of Penang. While on a Penang holiday, tourists should not miss a chance... More

Family Trip
The trip is good. But could have more variety for breakfast. Location is convenient.
17 Jul 2015

2 Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang

5 stars
4.7 / 5 35 reviews

10, Lebuh Farquhar Georgetown Map

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Eastern and Oriental Hotel invites leisure and corporate travellers to luxurious accommodations set right in the centre of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From this all-suite hotel,... More

An enjoyable stay
Hotel is comfortable and well located. Easy access to local food outlets. Service is excellent staff are cheerful and very helpful. The pool on the 6th floor is a gem. The hotel is good value.
28 Jul 2015

3 Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang

4 stars
4.0 / 5 67 reviews

25-A Farquhar Street Map

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Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang welcomes business and leisure travellers with attentive service and comfortable accommodations set in a warm and inviting surroundings. The stylish hotel offers... More

A good break.
Check n was smooth. Had a very good Peranakan dinner at Ivys . kitchen which was quite close by . Breakfast was mediocre
21 Jul 2015

4 Museum Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

No 72 Jalan A.S.Mansor Map

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Housed in a restored historic building, Museum Hotel Penang invites travellers to a cosy boutique-style retreat with a private museum set in the heart of this heritage-rich city in Penang. While in... More

Amazing Staff
I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff were so friendly and did everything to make sure my stay was excellent. The food was very good as well. If you enjoy good service, and a comfortable hotel,...
21 Jan 2015

5 Hotel NEO+ Penang

3 stars
3.3 / 5 3 reviews

68 Jalan Gurdwara, 10300, Penang Map

Includes Breakfast

The new Hotel Neo+ Penang located in the heart of Penang is a modern and 100 % smoke free hotel specially designed to meet the needs of discerning guests. With the hotels unique design of Eastern... More

Just two
It was an amazing stay with neo plus. It's new and energizing. Everything was perfect except the wifi. However, will definitely recommend this hotel as it is located at the centre of everything.
25 Jul 2015

6 Campbell House Penang

4 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

NO.106, Lebuh Campbell Map

Offering chic accommodations in a central location, Campbell House Penang makes for an ideal base for travellers visiting Penang. This boutique heritage hotel features inviting atmosphere and local... More

Couple Trip
Good location, good staff , good service, nice hotel
4 Jul 2015

7 Hotel Jen Penang (Formerly Traders Hotel Penang)

4 stars
4.4 / 5 40 reviews

Magazine Road Map

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Whether in Georgetown for business or leisure, Hotel Jen Penang (Formerly Traders Hotel Penang) welcomes visitors with gracious hospitality to their elegantly appointed accommodations and fine... More

Good breakfast but some cleanness issues
The hotel have more negatives than some positive aspects. Our reservation included an excellent buffet breakfast, but the variety wasnt that great on our second day. I guess the best ascpect in our...
25 Jul 2015

8 The Blue Mansion by Samadhi Retreats

4 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

14, Leith Street Map

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Located in the heart of Georgetown, The Blue Mansion's 18 rooms are each individually themed and distinctively grouped into 6 categories - Han, Liang, Zhou, Jin, Tang and 50's. The rooms are... More

Excellent Service & Interesting Facilities
Everything was perfect, until night fall. Every night at about 10pm the beer garden beside our hotel would start blasting their music, all the way till about 1am. Couldn't get a proper sleep for...
23 Dec 2014

9 Deluxcious Heritage Hotel

4 stars
2.0 / 5 2 reviews

15, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah Map

Strategically located in Georgetown, Deluxcious Heritage Hotel is a late 19-Century Colonial-style house that has been tastefully decorated and furnished. All18 rooms property have complimentary... More

Unimpressed
This hotel did not live up to expectations and we were incredibly disappointed. Our room was anything but superior. Although the photos look good and the main building itself and the reception /...
23 Jul 2015

10 23 Lovelane Penang

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

23, Love Lane Map

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This quaint and charming 10 rooms property is situated in the heart of Georgetown Penang and was originally a private residence owned by European and local family. Facilities and amenities includes... More

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