experience riches of the yore

The Ahilya Fort Hotel

Ahilya Fort overview

The guest residence reflecting discreet charm and beauty make Ahilya Fort a sough after tourist residence in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The basic architecture dates back to the 16th century before the rule of Ahilya Bai. The son of Late Maharaja of Indore, ShivajI Rao Holkar, manages the hotel today. The prince himself ensures that the guests avail every facility and amenity meant to make their stay a luxurious one. Besides the feeling of a rich lifestyle, you will be proud to look around the palace rooms and courtyard to discover the ancient charm and heritage of the place. You can walk down the riverside and see the temples that belong to the legacy of the region.

Category: Heritage Hotel in Maheshwar

Managed by: Individual

City: Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh

Access: 29 km by train from Barwah, 29 km from Indore by train, and drive from Bhopal

Rooms: eight deluxe double-bed rooms and one suite


The riverfront rooms of Ahilya Fort hotel in Maheshwar feature state-of-the-art facilities and in-room modern amenities. The guests here enjoy eight double-rooms and a single suite accommodation. There are attached shower baths with each of the rooms with a private chamber. Each room within the Ahilya Fort Palace hotel retains the ethnic ornamentation. There are also tents that act s bedrooms and would be difficult to believe that you will enjoy every facility like the standard rooms. The tents are naturally cool during the daytime from the river breeze. It is the resting zone for the guests. Enjoy luxurious baths, open-air dining, and outdoor activities along with room amenities.


Dining in the traditional kitchen of palace is another unique experience for the guests here. Guests can choose to have open-air refreshments sitting in the garden lawns. The menu is especially looked after by the prince himself. Savor some of the top Indian cuisines in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. The royal “thali” dinners come from the menu book by prince Holkar “The Cooking of the Maharajahs”.

Facilities and amenities

  • Exquisite dining
  • Parking
  • Luxurious rooms
  • Tents
  • Lush green garden
  • Shower baths
  • Private chambers
  • Handloom making cottages nearby