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Little India - Penang

Queen Street and Penang Street, Malaysia
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Ranked #22 of 90 attractions in Penang
Type: Neighborhoods
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Little India was a brief walk from our hotel in George Town, so we figured we'd check it out and grab dinner there. There are many food stands and restaurants selling very cheap, authentic Indian food. We tried quite a few things and the chicken briyani was probably our favorite. We enjoyed exploring so much that we came back the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There are several restaurants in Little India, onlya few metres from the tourist area of Chulia Street which serve Indian food from buckets. You have a banana leaf as a disposable plate, and every time you nearly finish a waiter will come with several large buckets and slosh more curry or pickles onto your leaf. Most people eat with their... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We actually ventured here to early in the day for true atmosphere but it was apparent what a bustling place it could be. Hot, humid weather means you have to be determined to enjoy this place to get the best out of your trip. Set in the older part of town there are many interesting places to see, temples, mosques... More

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Chalong, Thailand
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106 reviews 106 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Wow what a great place. Our children loved the music the colour and the food . Had a wonderful meal And will go back again

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Sanur, Indonesia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Almost like India. Had a great meal there and picked up a few items.Many many stores to select from.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Its like a true taste of India while not having to go there. The streets in this part of town are bustling with activity, it is laden with shops selling everything that has an Indian background, from clothes, music, jewelry, but most especially spice shops and a variety of Indian restaurant. These Indian restaurants are truly authentic and not what... More

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New Delhi, India
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I went to Penang visit via Star virgo cruise and had a lunch at Little india.......had a wonderful time in Little India. we also had the rickshaw ride which was different to what we have in India.... Nice place......

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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Review AussieCowboy has given an excellent review of Little India. It really is a place that has a lot of character, and though opinions may differ amongst Indians on how authentic Little India really is, the fact remains that this is a place where migrant Indians love to congregate. The Little Indias around the globe are a miniscule representation of... More

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I went to Penang on 28th Dec ,It is a nice wonderful evening there. We book a Broadway budget hotel (RM 160) per night deluxe room. Down the hotel u can see muslim stalls with selling Chappati, roti jala( made from wheat flour and egg yolk, mutton and chicken curry was delicious. Near the road we can see Shirdi baba... More

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Byron Bay
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475 reviews 475 reviews
248 attraction reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

If you have been to India and loved it, you will love it here. It’s like being in the heart of India minus the bad smells, minus the beggars, minus the dirt and the dust, minus the mangy flee-ridden half starved dogs, minus the searing heat (sometimes), and unfortunately minus the street cows. If you have never been to India... More

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