Birthplace of Lokmanya Tilak (Bal Gangadhar Tilak ,23 July 1856 – 1 August 1920). He was an Indian nationalist, journalist, teacher, social reformer, lawyer and popular leader of the Indian Independence Movement. He was born in this place and lived there till the age of 10. You can see his old photos, press clippings and various items in original used by Shri Lokmanya Tilak.
Thiba palace was built by British Government to keep the former king of Brahmadesh (Now Myanmar) Thabba Min in house arrest. It was built in the year 1910. Until 1916, the king and queen of Myanmar lived in this palace. Now there is a museum in this palace. Some of the things used by King Thibaw are still preserved in this palace.
The palace is a beautifully constructed three storied structure with sloping roofs. Semi-circular wooden windows with beautiful carvings are the main attraction of this structure. There is a dancing hall with marble floor on the first floor. One Buddha idol is installed at the back side of the palace. This idol was brought to India by king Thibaw.
One can have a mesmerizing view of Someshwar creek, Bhatye Bridge and Arabian Sea from this point. This place is also famous for the beautiful Sunset.
Timings – 10am to 5pm, entry fee applicable.
The town is mainly known for very old temple of Lord Ganapati which is the prime attraction in Ganpatipule. Ganpatipule has one of the most spectacular beaches along the Konkan Coast in Maharashtra. There are many other tourist spots in Ganpatipule apart from the beaches and the Ganapati Temple. Malgund about 2 km from Ganapatipule is the birthplace of the famous Maratha poet Keshavsut and houses a memorial of the great poet. Jaigad Fort, Prachin Konkan Museum, Arey Ware Beach, Guhagar Beach and Velneshwar are other attractions near Ganpatipule.
Ganpatipule has number of resorts and hotels. State-owned MTDC also runs a holiday resort near the beach.
Nearest City – Ratnagiri (25kms)
Best time to visit – September to February