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Ahilya Fort


Location: Ahilya Fort is located on the sacred Narmada River, in the town of Maheshwar, approx 90kms from Indore.

About: The 18th century Ahilya Fort was the capital of one of India's celebrated women rulers - Ahilya Bai Holkar. Built in 1766, it is a typical example of the Maratha architecture of the period.

Accommodation: There are 12 rooms (including suite, superior and standard rooms) and 2 Royal tents. All superior rooms have either a stunning view of the river, a private balcony or a private garden. The suite 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 furnished in neutral, natural fabrics.

All rooms have en suite bathrooms, hot water, 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.


  • Swimming pool

  • Nimad traditional massages are available

  • Small conference hall

  • Sitting room with television and games

  • Small shop selling

  • E-mail facilities

Excursions: Besides wandering around the walled city of Maheshwar, the nearby ghats, temples and visiting the famous handlooms, Ahilya Fort is an ideal base to explore other parts of Madhya Pradesh. The following can easily be undertaken -

  • Historic, deserted city of Mandu

  • Fort at Dhar

  • Island temple of Omkareshwar

How to get there:

By Flight:
Nearest airport is Indore (95kms). The nearest international airport is Ahmedabad Airport.


By Train: Nearest railway stations are Barwah (39kms), Indore (95kms), Khandwa (110kms), Bhopal (290 kms).


By Road: An easy drive (approx 90 mins) from Indore. Longer from Bhopal.



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