Foreign Travelers who came to India in Medieval Period
|Period||Foreign Travellers||Under whose reign|
|1288-1292||Marco Polo from Italy||Rudramma Devi of the Kakatiyas. Pandya Kingdom|
|1333-1342||Ibn-e-Batuta from Morocco |
Rihla is a book written by Ibn Batuta.
|1420-1422||Nicoloi Conti from Italy||Dev Ray I of Vijay Nagar|
|1421-1431||Tsang Hi from China||Jalaluddin of Bengal|
|1442-1443||Abdur Razzak-Ambassador from Iran |
He was also an ambassador of Persia.
|Dev Ray II of Vijay Nagar|
|1470-1474||Athnasius Niketin from Russia||Mohammad III Bahmani|
|1503-1508||Bartholomw Diaz-Italian boat man||Deccan|
|1516-1518||Eduardo Barbosa-Portuguese||Krishna Dev Ray Vijay Nagar|
|1520-1522||Domingos Paes-Portuguese||Krishna Dev Ray Vijay Nagar|
|1535-1537||Nuniz-Portuguese Merchant of Horse||Achyut Dev Ray Vijay Nagar|
|1578-1582||Anthony Monserrate Portuguese Priest||Akbar|
|1585-1591||Ralph Fisch (First English traveller)||Akbar|
|16th Century||Ceaser Fredriseh (Portuguese traveler)||Vijay Nagar|
|16th Century||John Linscoten (Dutch)||Vijay Nagar|
|16th Century||Lama Taranath (Tibetian Bauddha)||Eastern India|
|1608-1613||Captain Hawkins (English traveller) |
Captain William Hawkins led the first expedition of the English East India Company to India in 1609.
He carried a personal letter from King James I of England.
He did not succeed in getting Jahangir’s permission to start a factory.
|1608-1612||William Fisch (English traveller)||Jahangir|
|1608-1617||John Jurdan (Portuguese)||Jahangir|
|1608-1615||Nicholos Doughton (English Navy Officer)||Jahangir|
|1612-1616||Nicholos Withurgton (English traveller)||Jahangir|
|1612-1617||Thomas Coryat (English traveller)||Jahangir|
|1615-1619||Sir Thomas Roe (English Ambassador) |
He came to seek protection for an English factory at Surat.
His “Journal of the Mission to the Mughal Empire” is a treasured contribution to the history of India.
|1615-1625||Pal Canning (English traveller)||Jahangir|
|1616-1619||Edward Terry (English Priest)||Jahangir|
|1620-1627||Fransisco Paelsert (Dutch)||Jahangir|
|1622-1660||Pietra Della Velle (Italy)||Jahangir|
|1626-1633||John Loyatt (Dutch)||Shahjahan|
|1627-1681||John Fryer (English)||Shahjahan|
|1630-1634||Peter Mundy (Italy)||Shahjahan|
|1641-1687||Tavernier (French Jeweller)||Shahjahan & Aurangzeb|
|1658-1668||Francois Bernier (Franch Doctor) |
He was physician to Prince Dara Shikoh and later was attached to the court of Aurangzeb
‘Travels in the Mughal Empire’ was written by Francois Bernier.
|1666-1668||Jean Thevnot (French)||Aurangzeb|
|1695-1697||Gammilly Careri (Italy)||Bijapur|