Ahilya Fort

Maheshwar | Superior

Rising above the banks of the Narmada river, the beautifully preserved Ahilya Fort delivers a high-quality heritage experience with a welcoming, homely feel.

The accommodation is clustered in five different quarters, each with its own heritage story. Winding corridors and steep staircases lead to rooms of all shapes and sizes, from opulent nests overlooking the water, to classic suites with separate lounges opening onto shady courtyards. Each room is individual and full of personality, giving a sense of the fort throughout its history.

Wooden arches and tiled floors create a cloistered ambiance in the Poshak Wada quadrangle, while white walls and pops of bright colour bring the regal Badam Chowk rooms a more modern feel. Secluded verandahs and cosy sitting rooms offer private spaces to relax. The en-suites combine classic styling with a contemporary sense of light and space.

Start the day with an al fresco breakfast in the riverside gardens or on the terrace, and enjoy light lunches prepared using home-grown, organic ingredients. In the evenings, join your fellow guests for traditional thali meals of regional specialities inspired by recipes from the royal kitchens.

Explore the area’s impressive fortified cities and temples, journey down the river by boat, visit local villages, and pause for picnics along the riverbank. Once back within the fort’s stately walls, relax by the pool or in the shady gardens, practise yoga in a quiet corner, or unwind with a traditional nimadi massage.

We Say

A welcoming fort hotel right on the river, brimming with heritage and character.


Rajwada, Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 19 rooms & suites
    • Superior Heritage room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Restaurant
    • Al fresco dining
    • Traditional thalis
    • Picnics
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Outdoor pool
    • Traditional Nimadi massage
    • Yoga
    • Gardens
    • Courtyards
    • Boat trips
    • Village walks
    • Organic farm

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