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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

53 hotels near Little India

1 Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang

5 stars
4.7 / 5 26 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 Sunway Hotel Georgetown

4 stars
3.8 / 5 41 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

3 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

4 Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang

4 stars
4.0 / 5 60 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

5 Hotel Jen Penang (Formerly Traders Hotel Penang)

4 stars
4.4 / 5 35 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

6 23 Lovelane Penang

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

23, Love Lane Map

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

7 Armenian Street Heritage Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

No 139, Lebuh Carnavon Map

Staying true to our unique no frills concept, we provide you a good nights sleep at outstanding value. Our hotels come with high quality beds, power showers, 24-hour security system, and are... More

8 Hotel Royal Penang

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

No 3 Jalan Larut Map

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

9 Hotel Penaga

4 stars
4.6 / 5 8 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

10 Tune Hotels Downtown Penang

3 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

100 BURMAH ROAD Map

Tune Hotels Downtown Penang enjoys a convenient location in the shopping and entertainment district of George Town. This well-placed hotel offers comfortable accommodation and friendly service. The... More