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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 near Little India

56 hotels near Little India

1 Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang

5 stars
4.8 / 5 30 reviews

10, Lebuh Farquhar Georgetown Map

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

2 Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang

4 stars
4.0 / 5 65 reviews

25-A Farquhar Street Map

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

3 Hotel NEO+ Penang

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

68 Jalan Gurdwara, 10300, Penang Map

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

4 Sunway Hotel Georgetown

4 stars
3.9 / 5 54 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

5 Hotel Penaga

4 stars
4.6 / 5 10 reviews

Corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke Map

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

6 Hotel Sentral Georgetown

3 stars
2.5 / 5 2 reviews

No 12, Lorong Kinta Map

Strategically positioned in Georgetown, Hotel Sentral Georgetown offers comfortably furnished accommodations making an ideal base for vacationers exploring the Penang capital. This cosy hotel... More

7 Museum Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

No 72 Jalan A.S.Mansor Map

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

8 Campbell House Penang

4 stars
5.0 / 5

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

9 The Boutique Residence Hotel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

133, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling Map

Experience a superb blend of heritage and modern contemporary comfort.Feel at home in refined Alpine hospitality, right in the heart of Penang and Asia. This lifestyle residence offers intimate... More

10 Hotel Jen Penang (Formerly Traders Hotel Penang)

4 stars
4.4 / 5 39 reviews

Magazine Road Map

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