Covering an area around Lebuh Queen, Lebuh Chulia and Jalan Pasar (Market Street), Little India in the city of George Town Malaysia, is an ethnic Indian enclave. The oldest hindu temple in Penang, Sri Mahamariamman Temple is located here.
During the early days of the settlement, Lebuh Chulia was alloted to the Indian immigrants as their enclave. However, over the years, the Chinese immigrant settler community grew in size, resulting in Little India being cocooned in the centre of the ever-growing Chinese community and bordering what is today referred to as Chinatown. The Indian immigrant settlers took up a variety of roles in the settlement, as agricultural labourers, money lenders and spice traders.
During annual celebration of Thaipusam in Penang, Hindu worshippers carrying their kavadi begin their procession from the Sri Mariamman Temple, making their way through Penang City Centre(Georgetown) all the way to the Nattukotai Chettiar Temple along Jalan Kebun Bunga, near the waterfalls.