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 seaport for trade during the time of the Kakatiya dynasty.
- Marco Polo, the celebrated Venetian traveler, visited the Kakatiya kingdom through Motupalli and wrote about the region’s prosperity and strength in his travelogue.
- During the period of the Golconda Kingdom, the main seaport for trade was located in Machilipatnam.
Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.