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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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From US$127

1 Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang

5 stars
4.8 / 5 38 reviews

10, Lebuh Farquhar Georgetown Map

FREE Return Water Limo Service for 2 (per booking)

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

Great Romantic Getaway
The hotel is located within walking distance to a few of the sights. Very nicely restored and spacious. High tea at 1885 is highly recommended. Also tried the Weekend buffet dinner at the Sarkies...
28 Sep 2015
From US$47

2 Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang

4 stars
4.0 / 5 74 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

45 years ago the Bayview Georgetown was the Merlin where my partner and I first met Although there are new parts the old part is still there. Great location. Highly recommend.
26 Sep 2015
From US$31

3 Chulia Mansion

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

413, Chulia Street Map

Tourists can travel around Penang with ease by booking a stay at Chulia Mansion which offers well-designed accommodations conveniently positioned close to transport hubs within the vicinity. This... More

Feel at home stay!
The hotel is great. Only bad point is that pillow abit too soft. There is an mosque beside. Abit of praying in the morning. Love the staff there.
3 Jul 2015
From US$55

4 Sunway Hotel Georgetown

4 stars
3.9 / 5 66 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

Holiday trip
Hotel is good n clean, quiet n nice. Location is good near to busy shopping centers. A lot of street local foods are available at the hotel Neighbourhood. Only one small remark was breakfast dishes...
2 Oct 2015
From US$33

5 Hotel Royal Penang

4 stars
3.2 / 5 5 reviews

No 3 Jalan Larut Map

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Hotel Royal Penang offers upscale accommodations located near the financial district, suitable for corporate and leisure travellers visiting this side of Malaysia. Tourists at this Penang hotel can... More

Less than basic stay
Myself and my 9 other colleagues who were studying in Kuala Lumpur, booked here as we needed somewhere cheap but basic with WIFI and a pool. Well, the wifi didn't work till the day we checked out,...
28 Jul 2015
From US$86

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
From US$36

7 Hotel NEO+ Penang

3 stars
3.5 / 5 4 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

Excellent trip
Hotel met most of my requirements and really have a good feeling of this place. Its quite centralised and good food nearby. Easy access to most place. will be back again.
22 Sep 2015
From US$80

8 Hotel Penaga

4 stars
4.5 / 5 11 reviews

Corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke Map

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Hotel Penaga invites travellers to a historic boutique-style retreat equipped with modern comforts conveniently set in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. This tastefully decorated... More

enjoyable stay. well renovated. big comfortable room
Hotel used be be a row of old shophouses. it has been renovated very well into a comfortable hotel room was very elegantly decorated. hotel is well located and a short walk to several eating places.
11 Jun 2015
From US$58

9 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
From US$72

10 Noordin Mews Penang

3 stars
4.0 / 5

53, Noordin Street Map

NOORDIN MEWS is Penang's newest private boutique heritage hotel. A welcome and refreshing addition to Penang's already vibrant tourist attractions.Set in a walled tropical garden with its own... More

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