Prominent Foreign Travellers During Medivial India for RAS/RTS Prelims Exam

1. Marco Polo Venetian Traveller visited Pandya kingdom
2. Ibn Batuta Muhammad bin Tughlaq
3. Nicolo Conti Italian visited Vijayanagar during the reign of Deva Raya I
4. Abdur Razaq Visited the court of Zamorin in Calicut & travelled to Vijaynagar
during the reign of Deva Raya II
5. Nikitin Russian, visited Bahmani kingdom & Gujarat
6. Nuniz Portuguese, stayed at Vijayanagar during Krishna Deva Raya
7. Ralph Fitch British during Akbar’s reign
8. William Hawkins English merchant. Received a mansab from Jehangir
9. Thomas Roe Ambassador of English King James I to Jehangir’s court.
Obtained trade concessions. Wrote “Embassy”.
10. Peter Mundy English traveller during Shah Jahan’s reign.
11. Tavernier French jweller. Aurangzeb’s reign.
12. Bernier French Physician. Most important account of all European.
Aurangzeb’s reign. Wrote ‘Travels in the Mughal Empire’.
13. Nicolo Manucci Italian. Aurangzeb’s reign.