Foreign Travellers in India




TravellerPeriodwhomisc
Deimachos300-273 BCGreek ambassador Came in India at the reign of Bindusara
Megasthenes302-298 BCGreek ethnographer & ambassador Came in India at the reign of Chandragupta Maurya , write Indica
Fahien/Faxian405-411 ADChinese buddhist monk Came in India at the reign of Chandragupta II
Husuain-tsang/Xuanzang630-645 ADChinese buddhist monk
Al-Biruni/Abu Rayhan Muhammad1024-1030 ADMuslim scholar and polymath write Taharikh-al-Hind, About social,religious,political nature of India this time.
Marco Polo1292-1294 ADItalian merchant traveller write "The book of sir Marcopolo", about Indian Economy at this time.
Ibn Battuta1333-1347 ADTraveller of Morocco Came in India at the reign of Muhammad bin Tughluq , write Rihla, about Indian geographical,social and economical behaviour of this time.
Abdur Razzaq1443-1444 ADParsian traveller Came in India at Zamorin's Calicut. Describe about Vijayanagara at Hampi.
Domingo Paes1520-1522 ADPortuguese traveller Came in India at the reign of Krishna Deva Raya,last hindu king of vijayanagara.
William Hawkins1608-1611 ADAmbassador of James II,king of England Came in India at the reign of Jahangir,the great mogul. William finch came with him.
Sir Thomas Roe1615-1619 ADAmbassador of James Came in India at the reign of Jahangir,the great mogul.
Edward Terry1616 ADAmbassador of thomas roe Describe about Indian social(Gujrat) behaviour.
Peter manti1630-1634 ADItalian traveller Came in India at the reign of Shah Jahan. Describe about the people of mogul.