Artesia (California)

Artesia is a small town about 15 miles southeast of Los Angeles, also known as "Little India" as it's home to the second largest ethnic Indian population in the country, just behind New York City.

There's a similar (lack of) atmosphere to neighboring Norwalk and Cerritos, but it's a great place to pick up an embroidered sari, woof down a tasty malasa dosa, buy the latest pirated "Best of Kareena Kapoor" compilation and catch a recent Bollywood flick on the large screen.

Get in

The 605 Freeway runs through Artesia and connects to the 5, 91, and 105 freeways. South St is the Artesia exit.

Get around

The Little India stretch of Pioneer Blvd only runs for a couple blocks and is easily walkable. If you're varying off of Pioneer Blvd, you'll probably want a car, or catch an occasional bus.




You can find a number of Indian grocery and clothing shops along Pioneer Blvd.


While Indian food dominates, there are also several Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian and Bangladeshi restaurants scattered around off the main parts of Pioneer Blvd and South St.


Go next

Routes through Artesia

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