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Ahilya Fort

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This was an absolute discovery and I recommend it highly. My brother, son and I spent two nights in a beautiful room and loved every minute of our stay. Unlike other holiday properties, everything from laundry to evening cocktails were taken care of. My son thoroughly enjoyed his strolls in the fort and the attention he got from the staff...

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Indore, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not exactly tourist place for me. There is a fort made by ahilya bai holkar on the narmada river. Although it could be very beautiful place if government maintains it property and honestly. You can go there with family and spend some time to do boating, gorse riding etc. Don't stay here. Nothing much to see inside fort...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 12 December 2016

It's romantic, magical, not touristy, a living fort that was inhabited by a historical legend. The people that run this place go out of their way to make it perfect for you. I cannot recommend this place enough. The food is superb, the service even more so. The mighty Narmada river flows by at a lulling current. Beautiful plants and...

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richard h, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Thank you Rolling Laddoo for your encouraging words! By the way, where are you rolling to? and what kind of laddoo???

Reviewed 7 December 2016

Ahilya Fort was one of the highlights of our recent visit to India...first class accommodation and delicious food and wine with Aimee and her skillful team doing everything in their power to make our stay incredibly comfortable..would highly recommend. And not another cent to pay on the prepaid bill....

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richard h, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Warwick P, I'm so glad that you appreciated your stay. Thank you for the TA post. r holkar

Bhopal, India
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The peaceful, riverside town of Maheshwar has long held spiritual significance in which ahilya fort is a family fortress in a unique site, where your reception is so personal you feel at home. A refined and charming atmosphere

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richard h, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Hello Ankit Thank you for your Support. You have perfectly identified what we try to do: make our guests feel "AT HOME" PLASE COME BACK! R HOLKAR

Reviewed 24 November 2016

The property is just amazing on the banks of River Narmada.So serene and quite. The aartis at 7pm are so soothing to your ears. I traveled with my friends and we had such a wonderful time.It is a complete package in itself.Food receipes are personally prepared and supervised by the King himself. The service and the staff is just extra...

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richard h, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Greetings Shefali, Thank you for your encouraging words. I hope to see you back again. R Holkar

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Serene location, takes you away from the India you may know from the bigger cities. Captures authenticity without the crowds. Much to no surprise the highlights for us was the evening boat rides on the river where the water is clean for you to swim as well which is a rarity in this country. The food was all homemade and...

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richard h, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Thank you Pawan for your words of appreciation. I wish we could order the insects to go away, but haven't figured that one out yet, I guess we have to stick to mosquito coils, net and odomos!

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Ahilya Fort was the best heritage accommodation we stayed at in India. The staff seemingly effortlessly know what you need before you know yourself. Everything is done to perfection. We were treated with genuine warmth and hospitality. The rooms were divine and the meals some of the best we ate in India. I cannot recommend highly enough, an outstanding place...

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richard h, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Greetings Sam R. Thank you so much for your supportive comments. Our new staff has been trained at Ahilya Fort, Labbbo'z' owner. I'll be sure to mention your appreciation to them. Hope to see you again. R Holkar

Glenview
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Barely post monsoon, I stayed here in the former pleasure tent of the beloved queen Ahilya on a cliff high above the holy Narmada River, now a bedroom, sitting room, and bath of luxurious proportion, private heated pool, terraces, bird's eye view,of the temples, and sublime privacy. Service here in this out-of-the-way destination is excellent and you are treated like...

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richard h, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Greetings SH S, I'm especially gratified that you felt treated like an invited guest rather than a tourist in a hotel. I think the tent has had many iterations since AhilyaBai's time!! Do come back. R Holkar

pune
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Grandeur personified. Its a must visit place. The fort, the temples, River Natmada, The ghats, Sahastradhara (1000 streams), Maheshwari Sarees are all worth every bit of time spent there. Dont need any guides. The river cruise for Sahastradhara is a must. Quench your thirst with lemonade on the stalls located at Ghats. "Rehwa", the fort trust venture is a must...

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richard h, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Thank you for your supportive words. I hope you will spread the word that Maheshwar is a beautiful miniature-- and deserves heritage conservation. R Holkar

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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 

Additional Information about Ahilya Fort

Address: Ahilya Wada, Maheshwar 451224, India
Region: India > Madhya Pradesh > Maheshwar
Hotel Class:4 star — Ahilya Fort 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Ahilya Fort Hotel Maheshwar
Ahilya Fort Madhya Pradesh
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