"Trains and upgrades hand and ranged cavalry."

In-game description

The Caravanserai is a military building in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Indians and becomes available once the Colonial Age is reached. It fulfills a similar role to the Stable, but trains camel and elephant cavalry instead.

Units Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Sowar icon
80 food,
80 coin,
2 Aoe3 population
Ages colonial
Zamburak icon
60 food,
60 coin,
1 Aoe3 population
Ages fortress
Mahout Lancer icon
Mahout Lancer
400 food,
250 wood,
7 Aoe3 population
Ages fortress
AoE3 Howdah icon
250 food,
350 coin,
6 Aoe3 population

Further statistics Edit

As the Caravanserai can only be built by the Indians, only improvements available to them (including native improvements) are listed here.

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

Home City Cards Edit

As the Caravanserai is exclusive to the Indians, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.

History Edit

"A caravanserai was a quadrangular building frequented by merchants along routes in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeastern Europe. It was designed specifically to accommodate the needs of travelers and their pack animals. The central courtyard featured a fountain and was opened to the sky. The caravanserai was surrounded by a series of arcades and stalls large enough to keep 300 to 400 camels comfortably. A typical caravanserai offered refreshment for humans and animals, space for religious worship, lodging, and a small market where those passing through could purchase new goods for the road ahead. Some of the more elaborate caravanserai even offered luxurious private baths.

The word “caravanserai” is derived from the Persian “karwan,” which signifies a company (or “caravan”) of travelers in a large inn or “serai.” Early Muslim rulers often built and maintained these inns on well-worn travel routes to encourage political solidarity, trade safety, and economic growth of their kingdoms.

Gallery Edit

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