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Ahilya Fort  Price Band:   51-100 per room / villa per night
Ahilya Fort
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Enjoy your buffet breakfast set on the ramparts of this dramatic, ancient fort and share the very same view of the sacred Narmada River as Maharanah Anilya Bai Holkat in 1766, when she ruled the State of Indore.

Maheshwar is a sacred Hindu place, emphasised by the many small temples set within the fort walls. Stroll down to the riverside through the pretty courtyards, linked by stone walkways, to the large garden and enjoy the history and atmosphere.

Still the home of your host, the son of the last Maharajah of Indore, the hotel has been expertly restored with pale stone floors and twigged shuttered doors. The owner is a reputed chef and gourmet, and expertly presides over the menus and dining room when in residence. He has also been a driving force in the re-establishment of the local weaving industry, for which Maheshwar was oncefamous andis again.

Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, showing off the finely woven cottons locally produced and have stunning views over the river froma balcony or private garden; plenty of hot water for showers, fans for the heat and hot water bottles for the cooler months amid many other thoughtful touches.

Swim in the large pool or take an excursion on the river to the Thousand Waterfalls. The natural ‘hydrotherapy’ is stimulating and refreshing in the clean river water.

All is informal and relaxed, the only request is that dress is modest, especially when venturing into town.

Though most people will choose to visit in the dry winter months, for dramatic skies; forfull lakes and the sacred river in full flow, monsoon time (July-September) is memorable.

Highs Lows

• Very relaxed and informal – a peaceful break in a hectic town. 
• Friendly, efficient staff. 
• Interesting, delicious food. 
• Excellent base for local excursions and observing some of the spiritual and cultural festivals through the year. 
• An experience of an India you might otherwise miss in a packed package tour.

• Relatively expensive for India, but all inclusive so no hidden costs. 
• Somewhat off the beaten track. 
• Wide climate changes – choose your timing carefully. 
• Mosquitoes fairly active – take prophylaxis.
• No room service.


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