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Thibaw Palace is in Ratnagiri city is historical building . This historical palace built in 1910-11 by the british. This palace area is about 25803 Sq. Meter. When british bring the King Thiba from Bramahadesh, they shifted him in Ratnagiri and for the King Thiba the palace is built. Thiba king go to the palace for live in the year of 1911. After the death of king Thiba it will be taken by british again and it will be official of british officers. After the freedom, our governments 11 offices are live in this palace. The tomb of King Thiba is in the area of shivaji nagar in city. In 1962 , the separate residence is built for indian officers and after that government polytechnic is started in the Thiba palace. It will be shifted in separate place afterwords.
Today there is government polytechnic and boys hostel building in Thiba palace campus. Near the Thiba Palace there is Radio center is there you can see the Thiba point. Which is one the visitors attraction in Ratnagiri. Because of the nice site of sunset from this point in aribian sea.
This place is known as Thiba point, is at a considerable height from Sea level from where the small Rajiwada port can be seen. This place is famous for tourist to observe the beauty of Sunset. Near by, All India Radio Station Building and the Residence of District Collector is situated. The place is accessible by all types of conveyances.
One of the major attractions of Ratnagiri city situated on a small hillock. There is also a best sunset point from here. One can have a panoramic view of Someshwar creek, Bhatye bridge to pawas and Arabian sea. This palace was used for keeping the King Thibaw, last king of Burma (now Myanmar) under house arrest. Thibaw ruled the Burma for 6 years.
Burma was partitioned from India in 1935. British took over the Burma kingdom and arrested king Thibaw. To keep him far away from his kingdom i.e. Burma he was kept under house arrest at Ratnagiri. Though the king was under British rule, he was given legal rights and was treated with the state honors. King died at the age of 58 in Ratnagiri. His grand-grand daughter Tity was the last living heir of the king.
She got married to a local resident Shankarrao Pawar.The palace is a beautifully constructed three storied structure with sloping roofs. Semi-circular wooden windows with beautiful curving are the main attraction of this structure. On the first floor one dancing hall with a fully marble tiles floor is in the palace. One Buddha idol is installed at the back side of the palace. This idol was brought to India by king Thibaw. Presently the palace is maintained by archaeological depth. The plans are a foot to convert the palace in to museum and providing tourist accommodation there. Thibaw palace is best situated on a hillock and panoramic view from this point is most enchanting. This is a point worth – visiting for Ratnagiri tourist.
Hotels are available near thibaw palalce.
How to reach Thibaw Palace :
Thibaw Palace is located in Ganapatipule of Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra, at a distance of 23 km from Ratnagiri Town.
Nearest Airport, mumbai.
By Rail :
Nearest Railway Station, ratnagiri.
By Road :
Buses are available to ratnagiri.
Places to visit in Thibaw Palace :
Map : Thibaw Palace