. Vasco Da Gama discovered sea route to in 1498
- Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer, arrived in Calicut, now known as Kozhikode, India, on May 20, 1498.
- Portugal was able to build a thriving trade with India and Southeast Asia because to Da Gama's naval route to India.
- As a result, Portugal was able to expand its empire to encompass a number of Indian provinces.
Hence, the correct option is (c) i.e. India