The intimate Ahilya Fort is a boutique heritage hotel overlooking the Narmada River, treating a small number of guests to a memorable stay at an untouched corner of India.


ROOM TYPE Indigenous

VIBE Casual

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At the Hotel

This all-inclusive heritage retreat provides a truly unique experience away from the bustling tourist areas of India. Hosted by Prince Shivaji Roa Holker, the former regal fortress comprises just 15 guestrooms, including tents and three spacious suites, a swimming pool framed with tropical foliage, library, and sitting room. There’s a plethora of activities to do with a dedicated team available to recommend cultural attractions and daily excursions.

Food & Drink

Undeniably exceptional, the food at Ahilya Fort is a formidable display of Western and Indian cuisine. Served at various nooks around the fort, all meals are made with fresh ingredients sourced straight from the onsite vegetable garden.


Set amidst the fort’s quiet courtyards and discreet nooks, the 13 rooms, suites and tents are all neutral in colour and dotted with natural fabrics and antique pieces. Each comes well-appointed with quality linen, in-room tea and coffee, and air-conditioning; some of the larger suites have separate sitting areas and boast striking views over the river. The Royal Tent features its own private garden and plunge pool.


Situated high above the Narmada River, Ahilya Fort is an off-the-grid retreat promising relaxation and rejuvenation. Set in the small and untouched village of Maheshwar, the surrounds are scattered with 18th century forts and temples built by women ruler, Ahilyabai Holkar. Indore Airport is a two-hour drive approximately, and welcomes regular flights from Mumbai.

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Ahilya Wada
West Nimar