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Little India - Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ranked #51 of 111 attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Celebrate Malaysia’s Indian heritage by poking around the temples and markets of Little India, Brickfields neighborhood.
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I took a walk through Little India during the afternoon. The atmosphere was lively, with shopping and eating on the streets, and Indian pop music blaring from the record shops. This is a great place to take a stroll, get a cheap meal, and window shop for Saris and gold jewelry.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Brickfields is the only place in KL where various religious structures can be found. It is in this locality that one can find a small mosque, Hindu & Buddhist temples & churches. As such, this places becomes buzzing with activity during the various festivals celebrated by each religion. There is never a dull moment in this place. And to top... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was a brilliant side of KL. I loved exploring the Indian culture and I truly fell like I was in India from the shops, the street markets to the restaurants it’s just a pure cultural fusion. I recommend to go visit this place at night when it’s all lit up and buzzing make sure you try some authentic Indian... More

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

i love malaysia because of Little India, lovely people ! what a tasty food ! delecious, no words to tell must taste it ! love it sooooo much....

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Despite the fact that it's a bit smelly it's still worth a visit to see all the various stalls selling all manner of batiks and saris etc

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Mmmmmm the food is delicious and so, so cheap. Many of the little Indian restaurants lined up along the streets will sell Masala Dosa with Free sauce refills. Do it! The rest of little India is OK. The stalls are a bit tacky, but hey. Overall definitely check it out.

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Shiraz, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

There are a few interesting things to see here but the streets are not very clean in this part of KL. You can easily reach the area by LRT train. There was a fairly big Indian temple which we could not see much inside as there was a ritual going on. Also some beautiful Buhda statues. We also bought a... More

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Hyderabad, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was the lure of vegetarian food and shopping that led us to little india. We took a monorail ride and LRT to reach masjid jamek and from there our famished group walked over to LI for vegetarian food. We ate at the first hotel where we sighted veg food that is Anjappar. The food quality was good and liked... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Really interesting but very dirty. Makes you not want to try eating the food. I was still impressed with respect for the culture but not the most enticing with how dirty the area was.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I thought this is a little better than the Little India they had in Singapore. This is KL's trademark tourist hot spot. It's cheaper than Central Market or Bukit Bintang. I love the scale models of various planes from different countries (you won't find this in other SEA cities so if you want this type of souvenir, here it is).... More

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