Which one of the following was a very important seaport in the Kakatiya kingdom?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2017 Prelims]
(c) Machilipatnam (Masulipatnam)
- Motupalli was a renowned trading seaport associated with the Kakatiya dynasty.
- Marco Polo, the renowned Venetian traveler, visited the Kakatiya kingdom and mentioned the prosperity and influence of the region in his travelogue. He entered the kingdom through the port of Motupalli.
- The port of Machilipatnam held significant importance as the primary seaport for the Golconda Kingdom.
Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.