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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
The price is NT$2,000 per night

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (740 reviews)

"Kindly people and very clean space. It’s good under this price level."…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/3

Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon
Marrison Desker @ Little India
Marrison Desker @ Little India
2 out of 5
65 Desker Road, Little India, Singapore

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

3/5 (106 reviews)
Unpleasant stay in little India

"Not a pleasant place to stay. First surprise was that I had to carry a flight of over 20 stairs with my luggage as there was no lift service and they would not help or assist in carrying it to the room. Second the rooms are separated by partition boards and hence everything one speaks next door is ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/27

Marrison Desker @ Little India
Hotel 81 Dickson
Hotel 81 Dickson
2 out of 5
3 Dickson Road, Singapore
The price is NT$1,412 per night

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 (1,033 reviews)
Good budget hotel

"The hotel is in little India agood location. Close to Jalan Basar MRT. Walking distance to Bugis. I have stayed here a number of times and staff have always been pleasant. Surprised to see that the room had a small refrigerator which was a good improvement. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/18

Hotel 81 Dickson
Citadines Rochor Singapore
Citadines Rochor Singapore
3.5 out of 5
2 Serangoon Road, Singapore

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

4.3/5Excellent! (47 reviews)

"We visited during the COVID-19 outbreak and the service we received was excellent, and hotel cleanliness was amazing. We felt very safe and taken care of. The location is very central and the room was very comfortable and stylish."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/19

Citadines Rochor Singapore
ST Signature Jalan Besar
ST Signature Jalan Besar
3 out of 5
15 Upper Weld Rd, Singapore
The price is NT$1,445 per night

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"Hotel environment look unique and beautiful.faciliti satisfied and I myself and my friends all enjoy with the environment.. I'm planning to stay again in your hotel"…"

Reviewed on 2020/4/15

ST Signature Jalan Besar
Tai Hoe Hotel
Tai Hoe Hotel
2.5 out of 5
163 Kitchener Road, Little India, Singapore
Free Cancellation
The price is NT$1,352 per night

Located in Little India, this hotel is steps from City Square Mall and Mustafa Centre. Bugis Street Shopping District and Sultan Mosque are also within 1 mi ...

3.2/5 (186 reviews)

"The towel need more cleaning & the bathroom wet"…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/29

Tai Hoe Hotel

Popular places to visit in Little India

Tekka Centre
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Tekka Centre

3.5/5(4 reviews)

During your visit to Singapore, you can browse for the perfect souvenirs at Tekka Centre. Stroll along the marina or experience the fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
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Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

4/5(7 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Singapore when you spend time at Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. Amble around this vibrant area's marina or experience its fascinating museums.

Masjid Abdul Gafoor
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Masjid Abdul Gafoor

4/5(1 review)

Find out about the history of Singapore when you take a trip to Masjid Abdul Gafoor. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the temples in this vibrant area.

Little India Arcade
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Little India Arcade

4/5(7 reviews)

During your visit to Singapore, you can search for that perfect souvenir at Little India Arcade. Amble around this vibrant area's marina or experience its fascinating museums.

Universal Studios Singapore™
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Universal Studios Singapore™

4.5/5(322 reviews)

Enjoy the thrills at Universal Studios Singapore™ and see why everyone loves this amusement park in Resorts World Sentosa. Amble around this vibrant area's marina and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Gardens by the Bay
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Gardens by the Bay

4.5/5(1,124 reviews)

A startling combination of mankind’s engineering and nature’s beauty make this attraction one of the city's best.

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Little India is such a colourful place to visit!
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Farrer Park

4/5Very Good!(60 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Farrer Park. Spend some time visiting top spots like Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, and catch the metro at Little India Station or Farrer Park Station to see more of the area.

Farrer Park
Gosh this was so aesthetically pleasing 😍 #singapore
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Jalan Besar

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

Travelers come to Jalan Besar for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Jalan Besar Stadium and Church of True Light while you're in town.

Jalan Besar
The Selegie Arts Centre is one of few buildings unaffected by major demolition in the area. Most shophouses on the same stretch had been torn down in the early 1990s. The gallery on the third level is named Loke Wan Tho Gallery after their former Vice President Datok Loke Wan Tho, better known as the founder of the Cathay Organisation.

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Bencoolen

4.5/5Wonderful!(122 area reviews)

The shopping, art galleries, and restaurants are just a few things travelers enjoy about Bencoolen. If you want to experience more of the area, check out Bugis Street Shopping District or Mustafa Centre.

Bencoolen
Gosh this was so aesthetically pleasing 😍 #singapore
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Lavender, Singapore

4/5Very Good!(96 area reviews)

Visitors to Lavender, Singapore love its popular shops, and you can check out Mustafa Centre and City Square Mall. If you want to see more in the area, you can get around town on the metro at Lavender Station.

Lavender, Singapore
Haji Lane featuring signage, street scenes and a city

Kampong Glam

4.5/5Wonderful!(177 area reviews)

Bugis Street Shopping District and Sultan Mosque are top sights in Kampong Glam, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Bugis Station or Lavender Station to see more sights in the area.

Kampong Glam
Old fashion swing.
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Dhoby Ghaut

4/5Very Good!(10 area reviews)

The abundant dining options and colorful gardens are just a few top-rate features of the neighborhood. Make a stop by Orchard Road or Plaza Singapura while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Dhoby Ghaut Station to get around town.

Dhoby Ghaut