Houston Indian Diaspora

Curry, Attorneys, Travel, Movies

Houston in Texas, is home to a vibrant Indian community.

Gujaratis, Punjabis, Malayalees, Tamils, Telugus, Kannadigas, Bengalis and desis from every nook and corner of India have made Houston their home.

Indians in Houston area work as IT & Software Programmers, motels, restaurants and other retail businesses.
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Hindu Temples
To support the growing Indian community, a large desi support system has developed to cater to the spiritual, religious, legal, accounting and other needs of Indians in Houston, Texas.

There are several Hindu temples and Sikh Gurdwaras in Houston and nearby cities of Stafford and Woodlands.

Saumyakasi Hindu Temple, Meenakshi Temple, Radha Krishna Temple, Lakshminarayan Temple, Durga Temple, Woodlands Hindu Temple, Ganapathi Temple and Ashtalakshmi Temple are few of the major Hindu temples in Houston.

Buffets & Dum Biryani
Whether you're craving Hyderabad Dum Chicken Biryani, Masala Dosa, Jalebi or the humble Dal Tadka, Dal Makhani or Pongal, you get them all and more at Houston Indian restaurants.

Houston is home to a gazillion Indian restaurants offering South Indian, North Indian, Gujarati, Punjabi food either by way of all you can lunch buffet and thalis or a-la-carte menu.

Shopping Mecca
Hillcroft St and Westheimer Rd are two of the popular little India shopping destinations in Houston.

Over weekends Indian families descend on these Houston shopping destinations in their BMWs, Toyotas, Nissans and Honda Pilots.

They visit the beauty parlor, bite into spicy Tandoori Chicken, Uttappam or Dum Biryani, get a pretty dress for a festival or birthday party, stock up on grocery, meet an attorney to discuss the Green Card or H1B application, a traffic violation ticket, DUI/DWI violation or shop for Hindu Ganesh & Durga puja idols, glittering gold and costume jewelery.

Passport & Consular Services
Houston is also home to Consulate General of India which provides passport renewal, OCI and visa services to local community.

Bollywood Movies
To cater to the entertainment needs of Houston Indian community, Hindi, Telugu and other language films are screened at AMC Studio 30, AMC First Colony 24 and Carmike Yorktown in Houston week after week.

Featuring Bollywood movie showtimes, immigration attorneys, Indian restaurants, travel agents, Hindu temples and more, HoustonIndia.us is an useful resource for the Indian community in Houston.