Ahilya Fort Maheshwar

Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar, Indore, India.


A stay at Ahilya Fort is an experience straight out of the 18th century. Situated high above the banks of the sacred Narmada River, Ahilya Fort was the capital of one of India's celebrated women rulers-Ahilya Bai Holkar.

Her fortress has been converted into a guest residence of discrete charm, where guests can appreciate surroundings, which have not changed since Ahilya Bai.
Her Wada palace is simple and elegant; built in 1766, it is a typical example of the Maratha architecture of the period. The rooms retain the feeling of the epoch, while bringing guests modern conveniences, which ensure a comfortable stay.


There IS ONE SUITE, 7 SUPERIOR ROOMS, 4 STANDARD ROOMS and 2 Royal tents. Six of these are twins and 6 are doubles. 1 of these is a suite. One is a superior single room.

All superior rooms have either a stunning view of the river, a private balcony or a private garden. The suite is large and has a separate sitting room and a spacious balcony. The tents are large and comfortable and very private, being tucked away IN A PRIVATE GARDEN WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE RIVER AND TEMPLES. ALL rooms are prettily furnished in neutral, natural fabrics. THE SUPERIOR ROOMS AND SUITE WILL BE AIR-CONDITIONED BY AUGUST 2006.

All rooms have en suite bathrooms (showers), plenty of hot water (provided by geyser), overhead fans, air coolers, tea & coffee making machines (on request), hair dryers (on request), hot water bottles / heaters in the colder months, televisions, bathrobes, mosquito nets. Unlimited mineral water is provided free of charge. Interconnecting rooms are available.

Accommodation Facilities

  • Swimming pool

Restaurant & Bar

A table D'hote menu is offered but a la carte is also available for anyone with specific requests. The Chef produces delicious continental and Indian food. There is no formal dining room. Breakfast tends to be a buffet served on the ramparts of the fort, overlooking the river. Lunch is served in a shady, leafy courtyard or on the patio. Candlelit dinners are served in the garden by the pool or on the terrace.

Maheshwar is an all inclusive hotel so all meals, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and all snacks are included, along with all LOCAL excursions.

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