Little India’s incredible heritage stretches back more than 200 years and, today, still offers a unique snapshot of the past. The area is famous for its Chinese and Hindu temples, of which, the stunning Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is the most prominent. Dedicated to the goddess and destroyer of evil and covered in small colourful sculptures, the intricate detailing of the temple has made it one of the most popular cultural attractions in all of Singapore and an important landmark in Little India. Little India is also home to a number of important cultural celebrations throughout the year. Among the most popular are Deepavali, which takes place in October or November, and Pongal, which takes place in mid-January.
Shops and restaurants
Little India is famed for its shops and restaurants, offering visitors a chance to sample authentic Indian food and shop for traditional wares when they visit. One of the most iconic shopping destinations in the area is the Mustafa Centre. Open 24 hours, this bustling shopping centre offers visitors everything from electronics to groceries. Outdoor markets and destinations like the Little India Arcade offer the chance to barter for knick-knacks, souvenirs, jewellery and much more. When it is time for a rest, Little India’s many shops and cafes can offer a hearty meal and comfortable place to relax. From South Indian flavours to North Indian tandoori dishes, there’s something to satisfy every craving. Restaurants like Banana Leaf Apolo and Khansama Tandoori Restaurant are among the most popular, welcoming flocks of locals and visitors alike.
Hotels near Little India Singapore
Guests at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore are well placed to take advantage of Little India’s many charms. The hotel is less than a 30-minute walk or 10-minute drive from Little India and can be easily reached by bus or MRT. Book your stay today and see why Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore stands out amongst other hotels near Little India.