Tourist Destination / Place
Thibaw Palace was built in Ratnagiri in 1910 to keep The King and Queen of Myanmar under the House Arrest by the British Empire. Later, this palace was converted into a museum.
Districts / Region
Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra, India.
Unique Features / Exclusivity
Thibaw palace is a three-storied building beautifully constructed in the Burmese Architectural Style. The palace building is situated on the outskirts of Ratnagiri City, the district place in the state of Maharashtra. It is situated on the banks of the Kajali River, not at a distance from the Arabian Sea. It's an amusing structure built of laterite stone with a sloping roof. It displays semi-circular wooden windows made of Burmese teak with skilful intricate designs on the top. Our eyes can be fascinated with the carvings in the windows. One can even be delighted with the decorative wooden flooring, and windows are truly attractive with coloured Italian glasses.
One can see three blocks in the palace. Upper floor projecting corridors are adding beauty to this palace. There is a fountain at the centre of the courtyard which brings in the fresh air into the rooms. All the connecting passages are quite airy with open arches. The rooms look large in size with tiled sloping roofs made with wooden frames. The palace influences Burmese Architectural Style as Burmese teak is used in many other places.
The ground floor of this palace contains a hall with a marble floor and the upper floor is home to various art exhibitions. It is bliss for the various Art Enthusiasts.
The top of this palace offers an enchanting view of the Kajali river and the Arabian Sea.
An Archeological Museum is inside the palace, and numerous sculptural masterpieces and art objects are on the display. The Museum is preserved by the Directorate of Archeology and Museums, Government of Maharashtra. One of the sections in the palace includes the office of the Directorate too.
Thibaw Palace is around 1.7 KM from the main city of Ratnagiri.
Weather / Climate
The prominent weather in the region is rainfall, the Konkan belt experiences High Rainfall (ranges around 2500 mm to 4500 mm), and the climate remains Humid and warm. The temperature reaches up to 30 degrees Celsius during this season.
Summers are hot and humid, and the temperature touches 40 degrees Celsius.
Winters have a comparatively milder climate (around 28 degrees Celsius), and the weather remains Cool and Dry.
Things To Do
The tourist can see this beautiful palace and also enjoy the panoramic view from up here. A visit to Museum is a must.
Nearest Tourist Place
- Jaigad Fort (44.7 KM)
- Katal Shilp (62.3 KM)
- Ratnadurga Fort (5.9 KM)
- Pandre Samudra Beach (4.6 KM)
- Ganpatipule Beach (25.5 KM)
- Marine Aquarium and Museum (4.3 KM)
- Purnagad Fort (25.6 KM)
- Mandvi Beach (4.5 KM)
How To Travel To Tourist Place
By Air , Rail, Road (Flight, Train , Bus ) with distance and required time
- By Flight : Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak Ratnagiri Airport (5.2 KM).
- By Train : Ratnagiri Railway Station (7.4 KM).
- By Bus : One can hire private cabs in order to reach here. It is well connected by roads. MSRTC Buses are available till here from nearby cities and towns.
Special Food Speciality And Hotel
Ratnagiri is famous for its Ratnagiri Alphonso, Cashews and different types of sharbat. Solkadhi, Mori Masala Curry and Mutton Curry are some of the famous cuisines here.
Accommodation Facilities Nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police Station
There are various accommodation facilities available near to this place.
District Police Station (2.6 KM)
District Hospital Ratnagiri (1.8 KM)
MTDC Resort Nearby Details
MTDC Holiday Resort Ganpatipule (25 KM).
Visiting Rule and Time, Best Month To
● This place can be visited at any time of the year.
● This palace Museum is open from 10:00 A.M. till 05:00 P.M.
● It is closed on Mondays.
Language Spoken In Area
English, Hindi, Marathi.