Who was the first european explorer to find a sea route around africa to india?

Vasco Da Gama was the first explorer to make a complete journey to India. He was Portugese and left in 1497 with three ships under his command. He sailed on the water for eleven months( versus three months for Columbus) when he finally made it to the Indian city of Calicut( not to be confused with Calcutta, which was the city's enemy at the time.