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Little India Tours and Activities

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Little India
Colorful Little India is a three-street community in already eclectic Georgetown that envelops visitors with the sights and sounds of a small street in Mumbai. On Jalan Pasar (Market Street), colorful storefronts scrawled in Brahmi script blare Hindi melodies. The community is of the oldest Indian enclaves in Malaysia and dates to the earliest British settlements of Georgetown in the late 1700s.

Wind through the narrow streets and you’ll find sari and cotton clothing shops, wedding florists, Bollywood posters and DVDs, spice merchants, gold jewelers and an abundance of eateries with popular Indian favorites such as roti, briyani rice and tandoori chicken as well as Malaysian Indian fusion cuisine. On nearby Jalan Bandar, the Sri Mahamariammam Temple, built in 1883 in the ornate and towering South Indian style, it is the oldest Hindu temple in Penang. The area really comes alive during Indian holidays such as Deepavali (Diwali) festival of lights each autumn.

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Little India is within the Penang Heritage Zone, a UNESCO-designated site, in Georgetown, the capital of Penang, Malaysia. Georgetown is located on the Island of Penang Palau and is connected to the mainland by bridges. Though Little India is not strictly confined, the main streets are Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Ah Quee and Jalan Pasar. The region is walkable (it’s also fun to take a trishaw) and is reachable by bus from other parts of Georgetown—the nearest stop is outside Opps Yap Temple. The Penang Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Bus also stops here, as do a number of other Georgetown tours.
Address: Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
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27 Tours and Activities to Experience Little India

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Private Half-Day Penang Highlights City Tour

Private Half-Day Penang Highlights City Tour

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Penang, culinary wonderland and Malaysian cultural gem, has a wealth of hidden charms. Orient yourself and see the best of the city on a private 3.5-hour sightseeing tour, which covers Penang highlights such as Little India, Penang State Museum, and Kuan Ying Teng temple. Explore the colorful colonial mansions of Georgetown, a UNESCO-listed enclave, purchase street food staples such as ‘chendol’ (iced dessert) and char sui pork, and receive undivided attention from a private guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Penang Island 4 Hours City Tour

Penang Island 4 Hours City Tour

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Penang is considered the jewel in Malaysia’s crown, due to its culture-rich mix of food and history. Even if you’ve only got limited time in the city, see the best of Penang on a half-day tour that’s designed especially for first-time visitors on a time budget. You’ll explore the vibrant Little India and Chinatown, and delve deeper into the city’s history at Penang State Museum. Plus, a small group limited to eight ensures you receive personalized attention from a guide.
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  • 4 hours
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3-Hour Heritage on a Plate Dinner Hop in George Town Penang

3-Hour Heritage on a Plate Dinner Hop in George Town Penang

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Food makes the perfect introduction to any city—especially Penang. Slurp, sip, and snack as you discover the highlights of the city’s historic center, Georgetown, on a small-group foodie walking tour with a guide. Enjoy the sorts of insights you can only get from a local as you visit vendors and hawkers, and taste the fare of the generations of migrants who have made the island their home.
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  • 3 hours
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Penang City Private Half Day Tour With Khoo Kongsi & Kek Lok Si

Penang City Private Half Day Tour With Khoo Kongsi & Kek Lok Si

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This tour will give you a full tour of Penang main highlights. You will experience and get a chance to witness the different cultures and architecture of Penang. We will also get a chance to visit the Penang Street art, the heritage buildings, local temples as well as Penang history. This is a perfect city tour for couples or families visiting for the first time.
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  • 5 hours
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$40.33
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Private Penang City Tour

Private Penang City Tour

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Explore George Town’s colonial heritage, colorful neighborhoods, religion, and craftsmanship on a 4-hour, private tour of Penang’s historic capital city. Get an overview and orientation while learning about local culture and traditions, with an experience that includes entrance fees, hotel pickup and drop-off, and transport in an air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Penang City Tour

Penang City Tour

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Penang is a city that’s as rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity. This city tour highlights all of the best—from colonial-era homes, to private mansions, famous museums and stunning temples. Follow an expert local guide through the famed Little India and Chinatown, wander the halls at Penang Museum and learn about the art of pewtersmithing at the Royal Selangor. Finish your tour at Wat Chayamankalaram, where you’ll be amazed by the giant reclining Buddha.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Eat Like A Local: Penang Street Food Tour

Eat Like A Local: Penang Street Food Tour

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Indulge your taste buds and eat like a local on this street food tour in Penang. Step off the beaten track and mingle with the locals buying fresh snacks from food hawkers. Stop at several food carts with your guide and sample some of the tasty treats Malaysians love. Perhaps taste brown-sugar biscuits, spiced pork rolls or fresh guava, and gain insight into the herbs and spices used. Learn of the diverse Chinese and Indian influences Malaysian street food embraces, and sip refreshing tropical fruit juices.
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  • 4 hours
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3-Hour Heritage on a Plate Lunch Hop in George Town Penang

3-Hour Heritage on a Plate Lunch Hop in George Town Penang

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As the undisputed culinary capital of Malaysia, Penang’s food scene is as diverse as it is delicious. Let a guide reveal the best of the city’s dishes on a half-day tour of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its culture and cuisine. You’ll receive personalized attention in a small group limited to six as your guide provides a comprehensive introduction to Penang that’s ideal for first-time visitors.
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  • 3 hours
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Half Day Penang City Tour (4 Hours)

Half Day Penang City Tour (4 Hours)

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Explore George Town highlights on a half-day tour combining historic sites with temples and colorful neighborhoods, with an optional visit to the Penang Time Tunnel 3D museum. Traveling in a climate-controlled vehicle means you’ll stay cool and comfortable while ticking off a long list of destinations that include Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Fort Cornwallis, Little India, Chew Jetty, and more, finishing the day with a taste of Penang's classic white coffee.
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  • 4 hours
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Penang George Town All-In-One Heritage Tour By Bicycle & Trishaw (Metro Bike)

Penang George Town All-In-One Heritage Tour By Bicycle & Trishaw (Metro Bike)

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Join this easy and relax bike tour around George Town with our informative English speaking local guide. Learn about the history, religions and characteristics of this wonderful city while paddle through the local streets and heritage buildings. Enjoy famous and delicious local food and get some inside tips from friendly locals.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Half Day Penang City Tour with Time Tunnel 3D Museum from Penang Island-5 Hours

Half Day Penang City Tour with Time Tunnel 3D Museum from Penang Island-5 Hours

Explore George Town’s top attractions on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup on Penang Island, visit landmarks like Wat Chaiyamangalaram temple, enjoy a scenic drive through George Town’s historic, UNESCO-designated streets, visit Penang’s 3D history museum, learn about George Town’s multicultural history from an informative local guide, and sample delicious complimentary tea.
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  • 5 hours
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Penang Morning Cruise Excursion Heritage Tour by Bicycle & Trishaw (Hawker Food)

Penang Morning Cruise Excursion Heritage Tour by Bicycle & Trishaw (Hawker Food)

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Join this easy and relax bike tour around George Town with our informative English speaking local guide. Learn about the history, religions and characteristics of this wonderful city while paddle through the local streets and heritage buildings. Enjoy famous and delicious local food and get some inside tips from friendly locals.
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  • 4 hours
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$68.97
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History Walk Around George Town

History Walk Around George Town

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The Harmony Street, is a short street about 300meter, but you can find different religious structures such as Anglican Church, Buddhist Temple, Hindu Temple and Mosque next to each other. I grown up in this wonderful city experience the harmony of different religion and culture come with tolerance and respect. Some of the culture have even blended and create an uniqueness to George Town. Is my passion to bring friends around during my free time.
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  • 5 hours
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$40.00
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Penang Half Day City Tour Including Tropical Fruit Farm

Penang Half Day City Tour Including Tropical Fruit Farm

Explore George Town’s colonial heritage, colorful neighborhoods and craftsmanship on a half day tour to some famous attractions in Penang. Learn about local traditions and cultural, we make sure you see the best of Penang.
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  • 6 hours
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Penang Half Day City Tour Including Tropical Spice Garden

Penang Half Day City Tour Including Tropical Spice Garden

Explore George Town’s colonial heritage, colorful neighborhoods and craftsmanship on a half day tour to some famous attractions in Penang. Learn about local traditions and cultural, we make sure you see the best of Penang.
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  • 6 hours
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Penang Grand Tour with Lunch

Penang Grand Tour with Lunch

This tour covers the main highlights of Penang Island. It includes Chew Jetty – the early Chinese migrant settlement in Penang, the intricate stone carvings and woodworks of the Khoo Kongsi (Clan House), the colourful Little India, the iconic 720-metre high Penang Hill by funicular train and the Kek Lok Si – Southeast Asia’s largest Buddhist temple with its 30-metre high statue of the Goddess of Mercy. Lunch en-route at a local restaurant, optional stops include Coffee Tree and Royal Selangor Pewter.
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  • 7 hours
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$96.16
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Penang Day Tour From Penang (Price Based per van)

Penang Day Tour From Penang (Price Based per van)

Explore urban murals full of artistic creations. Board to the Penang Hill for overlooking Penang. At Kek Lok Si Temple has millions of Buddha statues and hundreds of beautiful and meaningful sculptures and sculptures. Visit the wooden houses built on the water. -Privately chartered tour. -Professional driver cum guide service. -Hotel pickup and drop-off (Penang City Hotel)
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  • 7 hours
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$188.53
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Penang Half Day City Tour Including Entopia Butterfly Farm

Penang Half Day City Tour Including Entopia Butterfly Farm

Explore George Town’s colonial heritage, colorful neighborhoods and craftsmanship on a half day tour to some famous attractions in Penang. Learn about local traditions and cultural, we make sure you see the best of Penang.
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  • 4 hours
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$57.76
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Penang Diversity Historical Religious Site Tours

Penang Diversity Historical Religious Site Tours

Penang is blessed with lots of historical and majestic religious sites that reflect Malaysia's diversity and openness to different beliefs. They say you haven't been to the city if you haven't visited one of its beautiful temples, mosques, or churches. Kick off the tour with a visit to the temple of Khoo Kongsi. This large temple with elaborate and highly ornamented architecture marks the dominant presence of Chinese merchants in Penang. After that, you'll visit Sri Mahamariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia. You'll also get to visit a mosque which was built by Indian Muslim traders in the 19th century. Visit St. George's Church. Be in awe as you explore its well-preserved structure that withstood the test of time. No matter which faith you're a part of, the new learnings from each stop will make it a worthwhile day trip in Penang.
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  • 4 hours
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$32.06
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Penang Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tours

Penang Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tours

Hop-On, Hop-Off sightseeing tours can get a bad rap, but this open air bus tour is an ideal way to see the major highlights in this city of historic charm. Save your feet and save your wallet; there’s no need to walk long distances or hail a rideshare to go from attraction to attraction. The fast-paced schedule is perfect for visitors with limited time to spare or for first-time guests wanting to get an overview of the city.
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  • 3 hours
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$37.75
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Private George Town UNESCO Heritage Walking Tour

Private George Town UNESCO Heritage Walking Tour

The charm of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies in its hidden alleys and architectural details. Discover parts of Penang that you'd be likely to miss if traveling by coach or car during a private walking tour that provides a more intimate glimpse into the historical area. This private tour, which provides a comprehensive introduction to first-time visitors, promises an insider's glimpse into the history and culture of Georgetown.
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  • 3 hours
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Penang Half Day City Tour Including The Top Komtar

Penang Half Day City Tour Including The Top Komtar

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Explore George Town’s colonial heritage, colorful neighborhoods and craftsmanship on a half day tour to some famous attractions in Penang. Learn about local traditions and cultural, we make sure you see the best of Penang.
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  • 4 hours
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$57.76
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An Unmissable Wander Through George Town

An Unmissable Wander Through George Town

Visit to the world-renowned Pinang Peranakan Mansion and more on this half-day private tour of George Town, a UNESCO-designated city located on the Straits of Malacca. This heritage tour with personalized commentary from your very own guide offers a glimpse of Penang’s diverse arts and cultures. See colonial antiques at the museum before a visit to Little India, Chinese clan houses and Armenian Street.
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  • 5 hours
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$57.70
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UNESCO George Town City Heritage Walk Tour

UNESCO George Town City Heritage Walk Tour

George Town is Penang state capital and on my private tour, you discover why UNESCO accepted its 3 criteria listing status, living culture, amazing heritage building and traditional trading port. You witness the local cultures and religions and historical events back to 1800s. In this tour, you also witness various races and religion buildings are closed to each other. Of course, I bring you to understand the events and historical activities back to 1800s. British colonial building and prewar houses are not missed in this tour. Street arts are commonly for guests to take the photo while walking on some alleys.
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  • 3 hours
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$90.00
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