of Seleucus Nikator, he visited the court of Chandragupta Maurya. He wrote an interesting book ‘Indica’. 

Fa-Hien (405 AD–411 AD): He came to India during the reign of Chandragupta II Vikramaditya. He was the first Chinese pilgrim to visit India.

 Hiuen-Tsang (630 AD–645 AD): He visited India during the reign of Harshavardhana. I-tsung (671 AD–695 AD): A Chinese traveller, he visited India in connection with Buddhism. Al-Masudi (957 AD): An Arab traveller, he has given an extensive account of India in his work ‘Muruj-ulZahab’. 

Al-Beruni (1024 AD–1030 AD): His real name was Abu Rehan Muhammad and he came to India along with Mahmud of Ghazni during one of his Indian raids. 

He wrote a book ‘Tahriq-i-Hind’. Marco Polo (1292 AD–1294 AD): A Venetian traveller, he visited South India in 1294 AD. [during the reign of Pandyan ruler of Madurai, Maravarman Kulasekhara (1272 AD–1311 AD)]. 

Ibn Batuta (1333 AD–1347 AD): A Morrish traveller, he visited India during the reign of MuhammAD–binTughlaq. His book ‘Rehla’ throws light on the reign of MuhammAD–bin-Tughlaq and the geographical, economic and social conditions in India. Shihabuddin al-Umari (1348 AD): He gives a vivid account of India in his book ‘Masalik Albsar FiMamalik al Amsar’. 

Nicolo Conti (1420 AD–1421 AD): A Venetian traveller, he gives a vivid account of the Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagar. 

Abdur Razzaq (1443 AD–1444 AD): He was a Persian traveller, stayed in the court of the Zamorin at Calicut. He has given a vivid account of the Vijayanagar Empire, especially of the city.

 Athanasius Nikitin (1470 AD–1474 AD): He was a Russian merchant. He described the condition of the Bahamani kingdom under Muhammad III (1463 AD–1482AD). Buarte Barbosa (1500 AD–1516 AD): He was a Portuguese traveler. 

He had given a valuable narration of the government and the people of the Vijayanagar Empire.