Ahilya Fort

Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India

What to know before you go :  

— Captures authenticity without the crowds

— Private heated pool, terraces, bird's eye view,of the temples, and sublime privacy

About the property:

The 250 year old Ahilya Fort has what is possibly one of the most dramatic, unique and glorious setting of any Indian hotel. Perched on the edge of a cliff, enclosed with the massive walls of the 16th century Maheshwar Fort, Ahilya Fort has breathtaking view over the sacred Narmada River and the ghats below. Within the Fort there are shaded courtyards and verandahs on different levels, linked by stone walkways. Thirteen unique rooms & One Maharajah tent scattered amidst 6 different groups of the 18th century buildings, numerous garden, hidden terraces, ancient turrets and battlements, a stunning swimming pool all make for unique boutique hotel. Off the beaten track, Ahilya Fort offers its guests a truly authentic Indian experience.The renowned gourmet meals, which are table d’hote, take place in different areas of the fort. There is no fixed dining room. Special requests for separate tables are gladly entertained, as are dietary restrictions. Menus are based on recipes created by the owner Prince Richard Holkar- a reputed gourmet, culinary author and chef. Lunch is generally light western cuisine, with cold soups, salads, grilled vegetables. Indian recipes from around the country are featured at dinner. Seating at meals is generally common, but guest who wish can have a table by themselves. Vegetarians and those requiring special diets are easily accommodated.

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Royal Suites From 24000/night

The Royal Suites are air- conditioned with King Size bed, sitting room, a private balcony overlooking the river & temples.

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Arjun Royal Tent From 24000/night

Arjun Royal tent is a luxurious tent that has a separate bed area, sitting area and large bathroom, is enclosed in a private garden, has its own private plunge pool overlooking the river.

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Superior Double Room From 20000/night

The Superior rooms are spread across different blocks. All rooms are air-conditioned with distinct interiors. Some of these open into charming courtyards; have river view alcoves, charming turret balcony or a garden view.

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Superior Twin Rooms From 20000/night

The Superior rooms are spread across different blocks. All rooms are air-conditioned. Some of these open into charming courtyards or a garden view.

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

RESERVATIONS
  • A minimum stay of 2 nights is required.
  • The given rates are not applicable from 6th Feb to 9th Feb which are the dates of their Sacred River Festival.
  • A 4-night minimum stay is required during the Sacred River Festival (16-19 February).

Cancellation Policy

  • If notice of cancellation is received in writing 8 weeks prior to a guest’s arrival, 100% of the deposit and any pre-
    paid monies will be refunded in full.
  • If notice of cancellation is received in writing within and up to 44 days prior to a guest’s arrival, 100% of the pre- paid deposit will be forfeit. The balance payment will be refunded / waived.
  • If notice of cancellation is received in writing between 30 and 43 days prior to a guest’s arrival, 100% of the pre- paid deposit will be forfeit. 50% of the full cost of the guest’s stay will be forfeit / payable and 50% will be refunded / waived.
  • If notice of cancellation is received in writing between 10 and 29 days prior to a guest’s arrival, 100% of the pre- paid deposit will be forfeit. 75% of the full cost of the guest’s stay will be forfeit / payable and 25% will be refunded / waived.
  • If notice of cancellation is received in writing between 1 and 9 days prior to a guest’s arrival, 100% of the pre-paid deposit and the full cost of the guest’s stay will be forfeit / payable. No refund will be due.
  • Should a change in date be necessary, this is possible depending upon occupancy. No charge for change of date, within the same season. Otherwise, this is treated as a cancellation.

Check-In

From 1300 hours

Check-Out

Until 1200 hours

Children & Extra Bed

  • Children up to 5 years full complimentary if sharing their parent’s room.
  • No extra bed will be provided.
  • Children under 18 years, if sharing their parents’ room, Rs 3500 per child per night. Extra bed on request.
  • Children under 18 years, if in a separate room from their parents would be charged 25% less from their Parents room as per the room category.

Cards accepted at the property

  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Master Card

 

  • By Air: Fly To Indore (91 kms) from Bombay, Delhi and Bhopal, followed by a 2 -3 hour drive.
  • By Train: To Barwah (39 kms), Khandwa (110 kms), Indore (91 kms) and Mhow.
  • By Road: A two hour drive from Indore; five hours from Bhopal.

Transfers: Ahilya Fort is happy to arrange transfers (at extra cost) from either the airport or the railway station to/ from the hotel.