Little India of Kuala Lumpur was originally located at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman in central Kuala Lumpur. In 2009, it moved to the present location, spanning Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambathan.
The new Little India is a medium-sized township occupied by a sizable Indian community. From being a quiet neighborhood, the area is fast becoming a commercial district, busy with the trading of Indian food, groceries, textiles, and spices.
Indian life is a colorful part of Malaysian culture. Once you arrive at the area, you may forget that you are actually in Malaysia, at least for a moment.
A trip to Little India is the perfect way to immerse in Indian culture and lifestyle.
Best things to do in Little India
Shopping is one of the main activities in Little India. Locals and tourists flock there to buy Indian goods such as saris, spices, Bollywood CDs and DVDs, floral leis and gold jewelry. Don’t forget to haggle for getting the best buys.
It goes without saying that Little India is famous for Indian cuisine. Restaurants and food stalls line the main street, luring people with appealing dishes like samosa, vadai, thosai, and ghulab jamun. The popular banana leaf rice is a must-try.
Take a walking tour once you’re done with shopping and dining. Marvel at the brightly colored buildings and arches amid the blare of Bollywood music. Take out your camera and have a selfie at the Elephant Fountain. Stay on after dark and admire the dancing water of the beautifully illuminated fountain.