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Ahilya Fort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Maheshwar
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“wonderful three day break”
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Ahilya on the Narmada has breath taking views of this great river ,excellent hospitality and warmth of a homestay. the highlight of our visit was of course the visit to magical Mandu . Richard Holkar is a truly wonderful host and really made us so comfortable and happy . The Staff led by Kunta Bai are very polite and helpful. My test when reviewing a place is whether you would long to go back, I certainly want to go back to Ahilya . On the rooms we had first been shown the Nagarkhana room which is in the public area of the fort so gets a bit noisy and when we requested a change it was done in no time and were were given the wonderful imly room which overlooks the Narmada. Overall a wonderful experience . Hope to be back soon

Room Tip: dont book the Nagarkhana go for the superior rooms like the imly or the neem
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  • Stayed August 2016, travelled with family
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Indore
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

the ajilya fort is where Devi ahalya Bai Holkar used to live and rule. The fort is extremely simple and serves only basic requirement. Its a lesson well learnt that even with simplest of living one can be queen

Stayed August 2016, travelled with family
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Bhopal, India
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We had visited the place a day back .The place is good from scenic point of view.They have tried to keep the gone royalty intact, though it needs a lot of restoration.The place was full of insects and mosquitoes.Whenever someone visits a royal palace they have a quenching thirst for a royal treatment, like when we go to Rajasthan.On the contrary the service is very poor and slow. They have kept an English speaking lady who mingle with the whites and foreigners and is very rude with the visitors like us, especially children.The lady who has been shown in many of their sites as the mother of place is mean , rude and is totally misfit for the place.I think they should lease this palace to some professional organisation for hospitality and better care.Beware if you are going with children.Good place to retire for elderly couple.

Stayed August 2016, travelled with family
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New Delhi, India
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016

for me travelling is all about knowing the people and the culture. well that is what Ahilya fort offers! staff there is amazing! they actually come and interact. prince holkar and co give you a royal experience with their own presence! the gm( Archana) there is amazing and ofcourse kuntabai who is working there since forever! amazing place man!
ps: dont forget the pugs!

Room Tip: surely choose the room with a view with ghats!
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  • Stayed September 2015, travelled solo
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Indore, India
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

2 hrs drive from Indore, village Maheshwar has 200+ years fort of Holkar's , it has 15 rooms in it with 2 Royal Suites..
The price includes all I.e food , drinks.. Located on Narmada Ghat it's an experience.. Caretaker Kunta Bai is always ready to see your choice and serve with smile..
Great place to relax in Royal way!!!!

Stayed July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ahilya Fort

Property: Ahilya Fort
Address: Ahilya Wada, Maheshwar 451224, India
Region: India > Madhya Pradesh > Khargone District > Maheshwar
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Maheshwar
Hotel Class:4 star — Ahilya Fort 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The majestic 250 years old Ahilya Fort sits on the edge of a cliff, high above the sacred Narmada River, surrounded by the beautiful and unexploited town of Maheshwar. The views over the river and ghats are exceptional. Replete with myths and legend, Ahilya Fort offers guests a rare chance to get off the tourist trail and an abundance of things to see and do. With the fabulous, deserted city of Mandu nearby and the famed island temple of Omkareshwar even closer, this is a place at which to spend time and relax but from which you can also explore the area, undisturbed by the other tourists – a stroll down through the town to the ghats is a must. The food is delicious and it’s all-inclusive so, once here, you pay for nothing – be it food, excursions or e-mail! The pool is lovely; terraces and shady areas abound; meals are taken in different areas of the fort; the charming rooms and tents have superb views, balconies & gardens; the weaving center here is famous nationwide. A boat trip at sundown is something you will never forget. Truly a memorable place where you could spend days or weeks!There are 10 bedrooms scattered around the premises and the rates include full board and all excursions. It is the most perfect base for visiting Mandu (1 hour away) and is just a 2-hour drive from Indore. It makes the perfect place to end or start a holiday, as there is so much to do. From here you may also visit Dhar, Baneshwar and Omkareshwar. Being a gourmet himself, your host Prince Richard Holkar has the highest standards and the food here is delicious. Staying here is like a time wrap as the village is still enclosed within the fort itself and is truly wonderful to explore in your own time. ... more   less 
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Ahilya Fort Madhya Pradesh
Ahilya Fort Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh

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