Q. Who among the following is the contemporary visit of foreign traveler during Krishnadevaraya?

[A] Paes

[B] Ibn Battutah

[C] Marco polo

[D] Baruni

Answer: A

Explanation: There are some other reasons for the celebration of Krishnadevaraya as the greatest ruler of Vijayanagar.

  • He made very large donations to many of the greatest Siva and Vishnu temples of the day- Srisailam, Tirupati, Kalahasti, Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai, Chidambaram, etc.
  • He added towering gopuras to many of those temples, which survive to this day.
  • Contemporary foreign visitors like Paes and Nuniz, who visited Vijayanagar left glowing tributes to his personality, and the grandeur and opulence of the city.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT