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Ahilya Fort - Things to Know Before Visiting

Ahilya Wada, Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh 454010, India

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About Ahilya Fort

Ahilya Fort, in the central Indian town of Maheshwar, sits high above the sacred river Narmada. Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar ruled here from 1765 to 1796 and built Ahilya Wada, her personal residences, offices, and darbaar audience hall, within the fort. In the year 2000, Prince Richard Holkar, her descendant and son of the last Maharaja of Indore, converted his home in Ahilya Wada into a guest residence, today known around the world as the Ahilya Fort Hotel.


Attractions Near Ahilya Fort

Rehwa Society
Rehwa Society0.08km from Ahilya Fort

Rehwa Society, a quarter-century old not-for-profit foundation, which was working with weavers in Maheshwar, was created by the royal Holkar family of Central India's erstwhile Indore Maharajah. Rehwa's delicate textiles are sold throughout India and it was very famous.

Jam Gate
Jam Gate25.84km from Ahilya Fort

Jam Gate is a historical monument located in Madhya Pradesh, India. Situated on the Khargone - Indore state highway, it majestically stands out in a mountainous backdrop giving a view of the deep valleys below. It was the gateway of the historic plateaus of Malwa and the plains of Nimar.

Hoshang Shah’s Tomb
Hoshang Shah’s Tomb27.89km from Ahilya Fort

Hoshang Shah's Tomb is regarded as India's first marble tomb in honor of Hoshang Shah who holds a significant position in the history of India. It is noted that the tomb was constructed in the 15th century. The tomb was so beautiful that it impressed Shah Jehan and so he sent four of his architects before construction of the Taj Mahal.

Mandu
Mandu27.93km from Ahilya Fort

Mandu (City of Joy) is a small city in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India, now best known for a fort built by Baaz Bahadur in the memory of his queen Rani Roopmati. Between 1401 and 1561 it was the capital of a Muslim state in the north of India. The capital was abandoned more than 400 years ago, and it's now a small city but also home to a large ruins site more than 10 km long and 15 km wide. The temple dedicated to Shiva also attracts many pilgrims.

Hindola Mahal
Hindola Mahal28.81km from Ahilya Fort

Hindola-Mahal literally means a "Swinging palace". it is marked distinctly from other palaces at Mandu by the extreme simplicity of its style of construction although having a definite aesthetic appeal. constructed during the reign of Hushang Shah about 1425 C.E.

Choral Dam
Choral Dam32.41km from Ahilya Fort

This is a huge dam located in the heart of Indore constructed around the backwaters of River Narmada. A large number of lush green trees and small hills surround the place making it even more attractive. There is boating and so many other activites around the dam.

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Khargone
Khargone
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Khargone district, formerly known as West Nimar district, is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The district lies in the Nimar region and is part of the Indore Division. Under Indore Khargone town is the headquarters of this district.

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