Holkar Fort OverviewRanked 6 of 18 sightseeing in Maheshwar
Holkar Fort, located on the bank of River Narmada, was built in the 18th century. This monument was the residence of Queen Ahilyabai Holkar, due to which it is also known as the Queen's Fort.
It also served as the administrative headquarters of the queen and has now been converted into a guesthouse. Presently, it is managed by the son of the last Maharajah of Indore, Prince Shivaji Rao Holkar.
This fort displays various chhatris and a seat, where Ahilyabai used to sit. It houses a Wada Palace, which was built in 1766, and represents the architecture of the Maratha period. In addition to these, this ancient monument is home to various temples that are dedicated to different avatars of Lord Shiva.
Tourists can also visit the weaver’s cooperative society located in the premises of this fort. It also has various crematory cenotaphs of the rulers of Indore. Visitors can also explore the nearby marvel of Islamic architecture, Mandu, which was built in the 15th century.