Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was one of the greatest Indian freedom fighters who phrased the slogan ''Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it''. He was the first leader to participate in the 'Indian Freedom Movement' and he is well known as the 'Father of the Indian unrest' by British colonists. His patriotic thoughts and his achievements always stay in the hearts of Indians and are always remembered too. Today comes the need to recollect the greatness of this freedom fighter Keshav Gangadhar Tilak on his 98th death anniversary (1 August). We EeYuva have come up with a must-visit place for every traveller i.e, 'Home of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak'.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak Museum
Nestled in the heart of Tilak Ali, Ratnagiri of Maharashtra, Shree Bal Gangadhar Tilak's home is the finest example for Konkan styled architecture. It is the place where the Tilak spent all his childhood which is a few stones away from Ratnagiri railway station and bus stand. Amidst the modern buildings, the old red coloured Konkani style house draws the eyeballs of every visitor.
This great leader's house was turned into a museum to dole out many more things about Bal Gangadhar Tilak for the coming generations. The mammoth statue of Bal Gangadhar Tilak on the premises of the house remains as the cynosure of the locale. One can catch a glimpse of rare photos, press clippings, Tilak slogans and a few other things used by him. The historical legends about the freedom movement raise goosebumps to the visitors. Definitely, one must have to visit this museum to know about a few interesting things about Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
Stroll around the house premises and sure it will rejuvenate oneself from a humdrum lifestyle. The greenery and the serene environment of this local render pleasure moments to your trip. The local authorities are eminently working very hard to preserve this historic house in a good condition. But, no photography is allowed inside the museum.
When you are on Ratnagiri trip, never give a miss to visit Bal Gangadhar Tilak home, where our great freedom leader resided for a few years...