Foreign Travelers in Ancient India

foreign travelers in ancient india

Travelers

From

Time

Reign of Rulers

Contribution

Megasthenes

Greece

302-298 BC

Chandragupta Maurya

Wrote an interesting book Indica

Ambassador of Seleucus Nicato

Deimachus

Greece

320-273 BC

Bindusara

Seleucid Empire Ambassador

Ptolemy

Greece

130 A.D

Wrote “Geography of India

Fa-Hien

China

405-411 A.D

Chandragupta II

Visited the birth place of Buddha, Lumbini.

His Travelogue “Records of Buddhist Kingdoms”.

Wrote FoKyoKi

Hiuen-Tsang

China

630-645 A.D

Harshavardhana

Came through Tashkent and Swat Valley

Book is “SiYuKi or the records of western world”.

I-tsing

China

671- 695 A.D

Gives account of the 1st Gupta ruler

foreign travelers in ancient india

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