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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gem of a place, an absolutely authentic experience! I wish trip advisor had 7 stars for a place which is beyond outstanding. What worked: 1. The suite that we stayed in - the Nagar Khana - very beautifully appointed, extremely comfortable. 2. The food - I could write pages about the food. Unprocessed, organic, and with a twist on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent there a weekend and I found it really amazing. I travelled all around the world but then only few places that as remain as authentic. You can visit the temple, swim in the river, get tea on the boat. Great swimming pool. the kitchen was very very good. people really welcoming

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a surprise. I had never expected this level of service, attention and hospitality. We stayed in a suite which had a mesmerizing view of Narmada. Very well appointed. Subtle luxury. Very calm. Very well trained, attentive and friendly staff. Food was amazing. They went out of their way to ensure we had an excellent stay. I will definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Ahilya fort in November 2015. The fort is easily accessible from Indore and the drive is comfortable as the highway is in good condition. One of the highlights at Ahilya fort is the food (all your meals are included, even the delicious pre-dinner cocktails). A lot of thought and care goes into making the meals... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Maheshwar is a small town 95km away from Indore.Its best to hire a taxi from Indore.U can get a taxi for around 2000 bucks for a days trip.Ahilya fort is the main attraction with its beautiful ghat which is nicely lit during the night.It's a fantastic place for photography n famous for pre wedding shoots.A boat ride shd b on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Maheshwar is very much "Rural India" and the immediate area is a delight for foreign travellers. The hotel is situated within a Fort, surrounded by temples, overlooking extensive bathing ghats on the banks of a delightful river - so much to see and not remotely "touristy". The property is a charming warren of characterful rooms, galleries, terraces and gardens -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Second visit to the Ahilya fort and second stay in the Royal tent. Stayed 3 nights and loved everyone one. The stay here includes all laundry, meals, beer and wine. Breakfast is either Western or Indian, lunch is light and dinner an excellent thali. Kunta Bai ensures your individual requests are catered for. Good range of excursions available with professional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Let me declare at the onset that this review is going to be lengthy. I had booked Ahilya for 3 days as a surprise for my parent's wedding anniversary and what a memorable trip it turned out to be! I was initially skeptical to spend such a huge amount on a mere 3 day stay but it was totally worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Ahilya Fort is extraordinary. It is a hotel yet it is isn't, not in the conventional sense. It has been a fort and this is best seen from the sacred river Narmada. Inside there are relatively few rooms which have some old-fashioned features that work well. The unexpected courtyards are private and full of interest ranging from a pile of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We booked Ahlya fort as a destination resort based on their website as offering beautiful fort accommodation, and as a 'foodie' place as they boasted their own farm, garden and pastry chef along with luscious photos of food on their website. This place is totally misprepresented. It is not a fort, nor a hotel, nor anything resembling as they have... More 

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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 451 224, India
Location: India > Madhya Pradesh > Maheshwar
Price Range: $412 - $419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ahilya Fort 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Ahilya Fort Madhya Pradesh
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