‘Who Discovered the Sea Route to India?’

The sea route to India was discovered by the Portuguese in the late 15th century. This was a result of expeditions organized along the western coast of Africa since the beginning of the century. Finally, in the years 1497-1499, an expedition led by Vasco de Gama circumnavigated the Cape of Good Hope and reached Calicut in India, where they encountered hostility from the locals and even briefly imprisoned the captain. However, despite the adversities, they managed to return and Gama was appointed “Admiral of the Seas of India” and later the viceroy of India (administrator of Portuguese colonies).


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