List of Foreign Travellers who came to India in Medieval Period

Jun 19, 2017 18:46 IST

The Indian Sub-continent is one of the earliest civilisations in the World that made dream destination for the travellers and scholars. Here, we are giving the list of Foreign Travellers who came to India in Medieval Period that will be very beneficial for the aspirants who are preparing for different competitive examinations.

Foreign Travellers

1. Marco Polo from Italy

Period of Travel:  1288-1292 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Pandya Kingdom

2. Ibn-e-Batuta from Morocco

Period of Travel:  1333-1342 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Mohammad Bin Tughlaq

3. Nicoloi Conti from Italy

Period of Travel: 1420-1422 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Dev Ray I (Vijay Nagar)

4. Tsang Hi from China

Period of Travel: 1421-1431 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Jalaluddin of Bengal

5. Abdur Razzak-Ambassador from Iran

Period of Travel: 1442-1443 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Dev Ray II (Vijay Nagar)

6. Athnasius Niketin from Russia

Period of Travel: 1470-1474 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Mohammad III Bahmani

Alberuni’s Description of India

7. Bartholomu Diaz-Italian boat man

Period of Travel: 1503-1508 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Deccan

8. Eduardo Barbosa-Portuguese

Period of Travel: 1516-1518 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Krishna Dev Ray (Vijay Nagar)

9. Domingo’s Paes—Portuguese

Period of Travel: 1520-1522 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Krishna Dev Ray (Vijay Nagar)

10. Nuniz-Portuguese Merchant of Home

Period of Travel: 1535-1537 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Achyut Dev Ray (Vijay Nagar)

11. Anthony Monserrate Portuguese Priest

Period of Travel: 1578-1582 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Akbar

12. Ralph Fisch (First English traveller)

Period of Travel: 1585-1591 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Akbar

13. Ceaser Fredriseh (Portuguese traveller)

Period of Travel: 16th Century

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Vijay Nagar

14. John Linscoten (Dutch)

Period of Travel: 16th Century

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Vijay Nagar

15. Lama Taranath (Tibetian Bauddha)

Period of Travel: 16th Century

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Eastern India

16. Captain Hawkins (English traveller)

Period of Travel: 1608-1613 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty):  Jahangir

17. William Fisch (English traveller)

Period of Travel: 1608-1612 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Jahangir

18. John Jurdan (Portuguese)

Period of Travel: 1608-1617 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Jahangir

19. Nicholos Doughton (English Navy Officer)

Period of Travel: 1608-1615 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Jahangir

20. Nicholos Withurgton (English traveller)

Period of Travel: 1612-1616 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Jahangir

21. Thomas Coryat (English traveller)

Period of Travel: 1612-1617 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Jahangir

22. Sir Thomas Roe (English Ambassador)

Period of Travel: 1615-1619 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Jahangir

23. Pal Canning (English traveller)

Period of Travel: 1615-1625

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Jahangir

24. Edward Terry (English Priest)

Period of Travel: 1616-1619 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Jahangir

25. Francisco Paelsert (Dutch)

Period of Travel: 1620-1627 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Jahangir

26. Pietra Della Velle (Italy)

Period of Travel: 1622-1660 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Jahangir

27. John Loyatt (Dutch)

Period of Travel: 1626-1633 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Shahjahan

28. John Fryer (English)

Period of Travel: 1627-1681 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Shahjahan

29. Peter Mundy (Italy)

Period of Travel: 1630-1634 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Shahjahan

30. Tavernier (French Jeweller)

Period of Travel: 1641-1687 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Shahjahan & Aurangzeb

31. Manucci (Italy)

Period of Travel: 1656-1687 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Aurangzeb

32. Bernier (Franch Doctor)

Period of Travel: 1658-1668 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Aurangzeb

33. Jean Thevnot (France)

Period of Travel: 1666-1668 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Aurangzeb

34. Gammilly Careri (Italy)

Period of Travel: 1695-1697 AD

Under Reign (Ruler or Dynasty): Bijapur

In the above list of Foreign Travellers who came to India in Medieval Period consists of period of travel and under which reign they came.

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