Little IndiaSingapore

The winding streets at the heart of Singapore’s Indian community are full of intriguing smells, sounds and colors.

At the heart of Singapore’s large Indian community is Little India, the area surrounding Serangoon Road to the east of the Singapore River. While Little India is a popular destination for tourists, it hasn’t lost its authenticity, and it still functions as a trade center. See vendors selling their wares on the side of the road, vibrant colored flowers and a winding series of alleys that traverse the district. While many visit Little India regularly for the classic Indian curries available, the area is a great destination for those with an interest in history and the Indian culture.

Stroll down Serangoon Road and immerse yourself in the South Indian culture that centers itself there. Smell brightly colored flowers that adorn the sides of the streets as you admire the traditional architecture of the buildings. Little India is home to a number of sacred temples, but the best known is Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. Take your shoes off and head inside for a peaceful escape from the busy street outside.

Shop for souvenirs or traditional food products at the Tekka Market, a true sensory experience. While the market is usually filled to capacity, it is a great place to sample the atmosphere of Little India; the colors and aromas are unlike anywhere else in the area.

Try spicy curries or a local variation of Indian chai, known as tarik, from the local restaurants or street vendors. Curries here are authentically spicy, so be sure to speak up if you don’t want yours too hot.

Little India is located in the central downtown district of Singapore, on the east side of the Singapore River. It can be easily reached on foot from many downtown hotels, but is also served by the Little India MRT station. Free parking in the area is limited but for a fee parking is ample. Little India can be visited daily and there is no cost involved.

Top Hotels in Little India

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon
4 out of 5
3 Belilios Road, Singapore
NT$2,681
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (603 reviews)

"Staff were so helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them."…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/6

Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon
Hotel 81 Dickson
Hotel 81 Dickson
2 out of 5
3 Dickson Road, Singapore
NT$1,500
per night
Nov 21 - Nov 22

Located in Little India, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bugis Street Shopping District, Mustafa Centre, and Sultan Mosque. Haji Lane and City Square ...

3.3/5 (1,003 reviews)

"OK! 1. Clean 2. Close to MRT station and coffee shop. Good."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/23

Hotel 81 Dickson
Cherryloft Express
Cherryloft Express
3 out of 5
41 Upper Weld Rd, Singapore
NT$1,728
per night
Nov 13 - Nov 14

Located in Little India, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mustafa Centre and Sultan Mosque. Bugis Street Shopping District and Haji Lane are also within ...

2.3/5 (4 reviews)

"This was a last minute choice due to a silly mistake I made on the original hotel booking. But set in the heart of Little India this charming place is value for money if you are in a situation and you need 1 nights stay . Breakfast was great and the staff very polite and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/13

Cherryloft Express
Park 22 Hotel Little India
Park 22 Hotel Little India
3.5 out of 5
60 Kerbau Road, Singapore, Singapore
NT$1,979
per night
Nov 18 - Nov 19

Located in Little India, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Orchard Road and within 3 mi (5 km) of Merlion and Gardens by the Bay. Marina Bay Sands Skypark and ...

3.6/5Good! (324 reviews)

"Location is really good and near to mrt station. Room is slightly small but has everything that you needed."…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/3

Park 22 Hotel Little India
The Great Madras
The Great Madras
3.5 out of 5
28-32 Madras Street, Singapore
NT$2,184
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13

Located in Little India, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bugis Street Shopping District and Mustafa Centre. Sultan Mosque and Haji Lane are also within ...

3.7/5Good! (114 reviews)

"My Stay was comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 2019/5/8

The Great Madras
Arianna Hotel
Arianna Hotel
2 out of 5
83 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore
NT$1,230
per night
Nov 19 - Nov 20

Located in Little India, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mustafa Centre and City Square Mall. Bugis Street Shopping District and National Museum of ...

2.5/5 (260 reviews)

"The good thing about this property is that it is very centrally located around Mustafa Shopping Center which is open 24 HRS. In addition, it is close to MRT Station and City Square Mall. With pros.....there are cons too which are as follows: 1) The mattress was sick with hard springs which kept us ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/5/22

Arianna Hotel

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4.5/5(66 reviews)

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