Al-Beruni (Parsia) (1024-1030 AD)

Accompanying  Ghazni at the time of his Indian raids, muslim scholar Al-Beruni visited India and travelled across. Known popularly as founder of Indology, his famous book was ‘Tahqiq-i-Hind’ which ex...

Al-Masudi (957 AD)

Arab traveller Al-Masudi was the first one to combine history and scientific geography in his book “Muruj-ul-Zehab”. Scripted by Dr. Sanjay Garg, Surya G Yadav and Suraj Andrews present the traveller...

I-Tsing (671-695 AD)

Chinese traveller visited India in connection with Buddhism and described the Buddhist practices in India. He received much acclaim on his return, but like his predecessor Hiuen-tsang, I-tsing devote...

Hiuen-Tsang (China) (630-645 AD)

At the time of Harshavardhana’s reign in India, foreign envoy Hiuen-Tsang reached India through Tashkent and Swat Valley. While in India, he wanted to visit all the sacred places connected with the l...

Fa-Hien (China) (405-411 AD)

Being the first Chinese pilgrim to visit India during Chandragupta II’s reign, Fa-Hien collected Buddhist texts and relics. He compiled his experiences in a travelogue ‘Record of Buddhist Kingdoms’. ...

Megasthenes (Greek) (302-298 BC)

The oldest historical accounts of India which have come down to the country are of the Greeks. Megasthenes was the first foreign envoy and ambassador of Seleucus Nikator, a general of Alexander the G...

Megasthanes

Megasthenes was a Greek historian who came to India in the fourth century B.C. as a representative or ambassador of Seleucus Nicator. Megasthenes has written an account of India and also that of Chan...