Here are some more photos that I clicked inside Ahilya Fort at Maheshwar, last July. 🙂
You can actually stay in the room in which Ahilyabai Holkar (1725 – 1795) lived and reigned for 30 years! Its called “Haldi”, (the bed is unmade in the pic because it was unoccupied). This fort is small and simple compared to many other forts and palaces because she was very down to earth, devout, and austere. It was nevertheless very charming and it’s very difficult to choose only a few pictures!
The Queen’s room, now called “Haldi”. It was vacant that day, hence the bed was unmade.
View of the main courtyard from the queen’s room.
The fort on top, the Narmada Mata temple on the ghats. Apparently, Ahilyabai loved listening to the temple bells from her room above.
A floral in the fort.
The dining room.
Every morning you can taste organic fruit jams made by the Prince himself!! 😉
Chef Solanki who is a great cook.
Homemade soap balls in the main kitchen.
With Kuntabai, the housekeeper.
The view of the fort from my room.
Hawa Bangla – the room with the best view of the Narmada river.
Baneshwar Temple seen from the fort.
The royal pugs who love “Khichdi”!!
A recently erected statue of Ahilyabai inside the fort premises.