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In his first voyage to India, at which place did Vasco da Gama land on 20 May 1498 ?

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In his first voyage to India, at which place did Vasco da Gama land on 20 May 1498 ?
posted Jul 21, 2015 by Aarati Mahajan

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Kappadu near Calicut, India

Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer and was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia for the first time by ocean route. This was accomplished on his first voyage to India (1497–1499).

On 8 July 1497 Vasco da Gama led a fleet of four ships with a crew of 170 men from Lisbon. The fleet arrived in Kappadu near Calicut, India, on 20 May 1498 (King of Calicut - the Samudiri i.e. Zamorin).

answer Jul 21, 2015 by Salil Agrawal
he first landed on a Island thinking its india whilst the island he landed was a part of South india , Karnataka. The island was named St. Marys island. From this island he moved ahead to Calicut.
Its only in the folks which says that he landed at St. Marys Island, there is no specific record of the same.
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