Little India Penang

Location: Penang

Location Info

Address: Lebuh Cecil, 10300 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

District » Georgetown


Little India Penang is located in Georgetown, the capital of Penang. It is in the centre of Penang Heritage zone. It covers the area around 3 streets. They are Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Queen and Jalan Pasar.


Once you are in Little India Penang, you can hear traditional Indian music playing. Along Market Street (Jalan Pasar), there are many fashion Indian stores. They sell mostly saree, silk and cotton, almost anything that has the essence of India. Apart from the interesting shops with vibrant colors, there are multiple shops selling delicious Indian culinary. The food is affordable and tasty. There are roti canai, thosai, briyani rice, tandoori chicken and more. There, you can experience to taste the food on a banana leaf with your hand and no utensils. Of course, you can request for spoon and forks. They sell fresh coconut juice there too. This is definitely the must-visit place when you step foot in Penang.

After experiencing Little India, go to Khoo Kongsi Penang to get a taste of Chinese essence. It is one of the grandest clan temples cum meeting hall. It is too, a place that preserves the name plaques of late Khoo family members. There is a popular Taoist temple namely Kuan Yin Teng Temple which situated not far away from Little India. It is always crowded with tourists and devotees making offerings and prayers to the god. To experience more cultures and traditions, go to Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Pinang Peranakan Mansion for a guided, informative tour around the mansions. You can go down to Gurney Beach Penang to enjoy the cool breeze while strolling along the pedestrian pavement built.

Here are some tips for those who plan for a stay in Penang. Tanjung Bungah hotels offer various stay packages with a cheaper price compared to Georgetown hotels as they situated further away from the centre of the city,


You can get to Georgetown from Penang Airport by taxi or by Rapid Bus Penang. Then, hop on a trishaw in Georgetown to reach Little India. It costs around RM1.50 per kilometer. You can rent a scooter, motorbike and even walk around Georgetown as most of the attractions are within walking distances.