Holkar Fort, built in the 18th century is an amazing tourist attraction in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. Located on the beautiful banks of river Narmada, Holkar Fort is also famous as Ahilya Fort. The Ahilya Fort was then the residence of the queen of Malwa, Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar.
Tourists, in the fort’s premises, can see various Chhatris and a seat which the queen used to occupy during her stay in the fort. This ancient monument also consists of temples dedicated to several incarnations of lord Shiva. The fort owes its appreciation to Queen Ahilya Bai Holkar who was a powerful ruler and had made efforts to protect her kingdom.
Presently, the fort is a heritage hotel maintained by Prince Shivaji Rao Holkar, the son of the last Maharaja of Indore. The hotel was, however, founded by Prince Richard Holkar. With its splendid architecture of the Maratha period, this fort stands apart as among the prior preferences for tourists.