Stayed 5 nights at Ahilya Fort on the Narmada River in Maheswar. Loved it, is slice of real India without the pain of worrying about the food knocking you flat. All the food is basic but fresh and tasty, although after 5 days you do feel like a Maccers. Great pool and the each night you have drinks and dinner in a different spot. The communal dining might not be up your street but it worked with the people we travelled with.
The rooms are basic but comfortable. Only advice I would give is ignore the room schedule on the website as the lesser rooms seem to be nicer than the pricier ones ! When heading back to Indore get them to take you the longer but scenic route, loved it.
Go before it gets out !
- Also Known As:
- Ahilya Fort Hotel Maheshwar
- Ahilya Fort Hotel
- Ahilya Fort Madhya Pradesh
- 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