Sitting astride on the edge of a cliff in Maheshwar, this 17th-century fort looks on to the river Narmada. Built by Malhar Rao Holkar, Ahilya Fort takes its name from its last ruler queen: Ahilya Bai Holkar. It has undergone a meticulous conservation programme before it became a heritage hotel in 2002.
More About Ahilya Fort
It is said that the town of Maheshwar dates back over 4000 years, and it was in 1601 that Akbar had built a fort here. Along with this rich history, and the proximity to the river bank, Ahilya Fort offers immense peace. It is designed like a small housing complex with no more than two rooms in any one building. Within the fort, there are lush courtyards and verandahs on different levels connected by stone pathways offering opportunities for pleasant rambles.
Each room is uniquely themed and there are some interesting outdoor places to enjoy your food and drinks.
Rajwada, Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar, MP – 451224
(Distance from Ahmedabad – 398 km)