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“FORT USED BY RANI AHALYA BAI” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Queen's Fort

Queen's Fort
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Maheshwar
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Bengaluru, India
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“FORT USED BY RANI AHALYA BAI”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a huge fort where queen Ahalya Bai stayed and ruled from there. The fort now is used as a Hotel and a part of it is retained as a tourist attraction. Lots of trees and many things used by the queen are displayed there.
Photos of the royal family and other items can be seen here.
A big statue of Rani Ahalya bai is also installed here.
There is a big Bilwa tree inside the fort. The importance of this tree is that usually Bilwa leaf will have three small leaves, whereas the leaf of this leaf has 9 and sometimes even twelve small leaves. This is a strange thing. Do see this when you are around.

Visited December 2013
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BHOPAL
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“Devi Ahilyabai - Living in Hearts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Indian traditional style of Mahal with Whilte Gaddis and a tree with blessing leaves. Andhra People will understand the same better. Many guides are available who do not charge much. They will lead you to entire area including Ghats and you will fin it a once in a life time experience.

Visited April 2013
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Hyderabad
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“Revival of History-The Abode of A Great Queen of Holkar Dynasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Also known as Rajwada, this is the residence where Rajmata Ahilyabai Holkar use to live and administratively controlled her empire. There are several photographs and documents describing the the way this simple queen used to live and served rule her empire with humility and kindness. She was believed to have not used government money for herself and even used her personal income for the upkeep and maintenance of several temples throughout India. As this palalce is known to have been made in 16th century, it is not in a good condition but being maintained well without any restriction for photography. One way to reach the River ghats is through hundreds of steep steps but these are in good condition and on the way you find Lord Shiva's huge temple.

Visited November 2013
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Indore, India
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“Queen( Devi Ahilya's capital n Fort on Narmada River”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

80 kms from Indore 20 kms off the Main national highway-3 Agra Mumbai Road.1.30 hrs drive from Indore. On the banks of Vast serene Narmada River with couple of rapids. The Ghat stairs are really enjoyable, watch Narmada flowing, also boating available.Narmada is one of the very few rivers in India flowing from East to west. It is Lifeline of Madhya Pradesh n Gujrat, plus feeds water to Maharashtra too. At some place it acts as boundry to these 3 states.

This Queens Fort gives you view of Narmada from the Top.lovely to watch constantly.It has has historical exhibits, complete account of Holkar's history old structure & Lord Shiva Temple. Ahilyabai Holkar was Devout bhakta of Lord Shiva..she always carried her Shivalinga wherever she moved/travelled.

You can also see Traditional Mashwar saris being made with old mechanical system n buy there itself. Also showrooms available there.Avoid visiting in hot summer during May June. More scenic just after the rains.

Visited March 2012
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“majestic, authentic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Prince Richard Holkar has done a wonderful job in restoring parts of the fort. It is a special place with charm, history and hospitality

Visited December 2012
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