Washington DC Indian Diaspora

Food, Attorneys, Indian Plants & Travel

Washington, DC ranks high in importance for Indian-Americans.

Besides housing the Indian Embassy (on Massachusetts Ave.), Washington, DC is a must visit tourist destinations for desis living in the U.S. and people coming from India.
View of Washington DC from Arlington Memorial
View of Washington, DC from Arlington Memorial
The Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress and Capitol Hill are a few key attractions that make Washington, DC a must visit place.

Many Indians working in Washington, DC commute from the suburbs of Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax in Virginia or Gaithersburg and Annapolis in Maryland.

Buffet & Biryani

To cater to the food cravings of both desis and Americans, dozens of Indian restaurants have sprung up over the years near DC Convention Center on Mt Vernon Square NW, on Connecticut and Massachussets Ave and around K Street in Washington DC.

Indigo K St NE
Not Good Value
243 K St NE
(Bet 2nd & 3rd St NE)
Washington, DC 20001
Capitol Hill Tandoor & Grill
Capitol Hill Tandoor & Grill
Decent Indian Food
419 8th St SE
(bet D & E St SE)
Washington, D.C., 20003

The spiritual requirements have been primarily taken care by the Hindu temples like Siva-Vishnu Temple, Murugan Temple in Lanham, Durga Temple in Fairfax and Rajdhani Mandir in Chantilly and Sikh Temples on Connecticut Ave NW and Massachusetts Ave.

There are no full fledged Indian grocery stores in Washington, DC and one has to visit the nearby cities of Arlington in Virginia or Silver Spring in Maryland.
Statue of Freedom Capitol Hill Washington DC Statue of Freedom at Capitol Hill

Hindi Movies

The cinema house in the basement of Union Station which used to screen Bollywood movies has shut down. To view Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies, desis head to nearby cities of Falls Church, Centreville and Sterling.

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