Little India

Singapore
Little India featuring markets, street scenes and a city

Experience the sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of the home of Singapore's Indian community.

The city's large population of Indian origin is concentrated to the east of the Singapore River in the neighbourhood around Serangoon Road. Little India's traditional charm has been retained despite its popularity with tourists, and it remains a busy market district. Street hawkers line the sides of the streets, and the many alleys offer plenty of interesting diversions for an afternoon stroll. Restaurants offering aromatic curries abound, while you can also discover the heritage of the people at the numerous landmarks in the area.

Walking through Little India is an enjoyable experience in itself: it's usually busy, and the combination of bright, multi-coloured floral displays on the front of the traditionally designed buildings is very agreeable. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is the most prominent of the many temples in the area – you can remove your shoes and take a tranquil pause from the hustle and bustle inside this beautiful place of worship.

Tekka Market is the buzzing hub of the neighbourhood, and is usually packed. It's worth the squeeze to soak up the colour and the many different scents floating through the air. Souvenirs, wonderful blends of spices, and traditional Indian food are in plentiful supply.

Dhals and curries, bahjis and aloos can all be sampled from a range of restaurants or street stalls in Little India. A local treat is the Singapore version of chai tea, known as tarik. Be careful if your taste buds are delicate, as the food is prepared in the Indian fashion with quite a lot of spice – don't be shy about asking for a milder version if that's what you prefer!

Close to the city's heart, Little India is located to the east of the Singapore River. There is a small amount of free parking, but lots of pay parking available. Little India MRT station is nearby, and you can also come here on foot from the city centre. The area can be visited whenever you please and there is no entry fee.


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The Great Madras by Hotel Calmo
The Great Madras by Hotel Calmo
3 out of 5
28 Madras St, Singapore
Fully refundable
The price is P2,114 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Located in Little India, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tekka Centre and Orchard Road. Suntec City and Marina Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Little ...
2.5/5 (2 reviews)
"Good comfortable rooms,"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

The Great Madras by Hotel Calmo
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon (SG Clean)
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
3 Belilios Road, Singapore
Located in Little India, this hotel is steps from Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and Tan Teng Niah. Little India Arcade and Indian Heritage Centre are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (746 reviews)
"Kindly people and very clean space. It’s good under this price level."

Reviewed on May 3, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon (SG Clean)
CHECK-INN @LITTLE INDIA
CHECK-INN @LITTLE INDIA
3.5 out of 5
60 Kerbau Road, Singapore, Singapore
The price is P3,654 per night from 16 Dec to 16 Dec
Located in Little India, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Merlion, Gardens by the Bay, and Marina Bay Sands Skypark. Marina Bay Sands Casino and Singapore ...
3.7/5 Good! (362 reviews)
just okay
"just okay"

Reviewed on May 15, 2021

CHECK-INN @LITTLE INDIA
The Daulat by Hotel Calmo
The Daulat by Hotel Calmo
3 out of 5
16 Madras St, Singapore
Located in Little India, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tekka Centre and Orchard Road. Suntec City and Marina Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Little ...
The Daulat by Hotel Calmo
Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood  (SG Clean)
Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood (SG Clean)
3.5 out of 5
2 DICKSON ROAD, Singapore, SIN
Located in Little India, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Indian Heritage Centre and Mustafa Centre. Orchard Road and Gardens by the Bay are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (558 reviews)
Lovely boutique hotel
"It was a quaint quiet place just 5-10min walk from bugis street. The service was good and appreciate the early checkin. Cozy place for couples to chill, take note the bathroom doesnt have a lock though."

Reviewed on May 30, 2021

Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood (SG Clean)
Mayo Inn
Mayo Inn
3 out of 5
9 Jalan Besar, Singapore
The price is P3,258 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Located in Little India, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bugis Street Shopping District and Orchard Road. Suntec City and Marina Square are also within ...
3.3/5 (20 reviews)
Very normal trip experience.
"Lacking a few basic amenities like a hair dryer."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Mayo Inn
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