Ports for foreign trade during Ancient times

  • During Gupta period, there was a flourishing external and internal trade.
  • The trades were carried both by land and rivers.
  • During this period the wealth of the Roman Empire reached India through the ports of Kalyan, Chaul, Broach, and Cambay in Western India.
  • Tamralipti was an important port in Bengal. It carried on trade with China, Lanka, Java and Sumatra.
  • In the Andhra region, the ports were Kadura and Ghantasala, Kaveripattanam (Puhar) and Tondail were the ports of the Pandya region.
  • The ports of Kottayam and Muziris were on the Malabar coast.
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