The Italian mercantile trader-explorer travelled around the world in the 13th century and arrived in India between 1292-94. He has written about the political and economic history of India, especially of the southern region in his book ‘The Travels of Marco Polo.
Why did Marco Polo come to India?
After spending 17 years in China, Marco Polo and his father and uncle finally had an opportunity to return home. Kublai Khan asked them to lead an expedition to deliver a Mongol princess to Persia, where she was to be married. From Persia they would continue on to Venice.
What Marco Polo said about India?
Prudish Marco was quite shocked when he landed in Kerala: “In all this province of Malabar, there is never a tailor to cut a coat or stitch it, seeing that everybody goes naked! For decency only do they wear a scrap of cloth; and so ’tis with men and women, with rich and poor, and with the King himself…
When Did Marco Polo leave India?
Marco Polo’s travels to Asia (1271–95), immortalized in his Travels of Marco Polo. Marco, his father, and his uncle set out from Venice in 1271 and reached China in 1275. The Polos spent a total of 17 years in China.
When Did Marco Polo start exploring?
Marco Polo’s voyage began in 1271 when he traveled to Kublai Khan’s court in China with his father and uncle. Marco was 17 years old.
Did Marco Polo know Kublai Khan?
Born in Venice, Marco learned the mercantile trade from his father and his uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo, who travelled through Asia and met Kublai Khan. … They were received by the royal court of Kublai Khan, who was impressed by Marco’s intelligence and humility.
Who visited India first?
Megasthenes, ambassador of Seleucus Nikator was the first foreign traveller to India. India has witnessed the visit of great foreign envoys like Al-Masudi, Fa-Hien, Hiuen-Tsang, Marco Polo and Abdul Razak, etc.
Who found India?
Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama becomes the first European to reach India via the Atlantic Ocean when he arrives at Calicut on the Malabar Coast. Da Gama sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, in July 1497, rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and anchored at Malindi on the east coast of Africa.
Which Traveller visited India as an ambassador of Persia?
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|Abdur Razzaq Period: (1443-1444 A.D.) Who: Persian traveller, Ambassador of Shahrukh of Timurid dynasty.||– Came during the rule of Devraya II of Sangam dynasty of Vijaynagar Empire. – Came in India at Zamorin’s Calicut.|