Ahilya Fort

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.

Location

Ahilya Fort is a 250 year old fort located on the edge of a cliff, above the mighty Narmada River, surrounded by the beautiful and unexploited town of Maheshwar. To reach Ahilya Fort, fly to Indore from Bhopal, Delhi or Mumbai, followed by a two to three hour drive. Alternatively drive from Mandu, Dhar, Mhow or Omkareshwar.

Facilities

The hotel is a heritage hotel and run by local staff. It is remote and access is limited so things like money changing are not available. There is a large swimming pool, massages, limited WIFI and television access. There is usually a fixed menu but the kitchen is able to deal with specific requests. There are four suite categories and eight deluxe rooms. All rooms are ensuite. All rooms have either a view of the river, a private balcony or a private garden. Rooms have overhead fans, air coolers or heaters for the cooler months. Due to the rambling nature of the fort with rooms being scattered all around it, this is not suitable for wheelchair access. 

Activities

There is plenty to see and do from Ahilya with excursions available to the deserted city of Mandu, the fort at Dhar, visits to the temples of Omkareshwar and Baneshwar. Walks around the walled city of Maheshwar and the ghats. Visits to the local handloom houses, local schools, farms and gardens. Swimming in the river at the Thousand Waterfalls, luxury camping and overnight boat trips.

why we like it

From surreal surprises, picnic lunches, magnificent sightseeing, to celebrating Indian festivals in a family environment, Ahilya Fort offers the real India . Become involved, not an onlooker.

Ahilya Fort also offers a similar experience in Goa, Ahilya by the Sea.

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