What was Christopher Columbus looking for did he find it?

Christopher Columbus was looking for a water route to India, because the only trade routes by land to India were controlled by the Muslims. Columbus was sent by the King and Queen of Spain to eliminate the middleman (the Muslims) so they could trade with India. Columbus didn't find India, but we all know in 1492, Columbus discovered America, though he did not know it at the time. He thought they had found India, which is why they called the people Indians.