Maheshwar, a temple town on the River Narmada’s banks, takes one back to a bygone era. This town, where time seems to have stood still, finds mention in the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Once a glorious city at the dawn of Indian/Hindu civilization, Maheshwar today is synonymous with exquisite, delicate blends of cotton and silk handwoven ‘lkkat Maheshwari’ saris. A famous fort-complex overlooks the Ghats leading to the river and temples, and is mirrored in the winding Narmada flowing past the town.
(Only if staying at Ahilya Fort) Located in the temple town of Maheshwar, where time seems to have stood still, Ahilya Fort is a riverside heritage hotel..clinging to the fort complex ramparts..overlooking the Ghats and igneous temples, and mirrored in the winding Narmada river below it. Take a sightseeing trip around the town..visit the Rehwa Society handloom center to see how they weave Maheshwari saris; visit the Ahilya School, several Shiva Temples and local Markets; delight in some trail biking; visit Navdatodi Village and a farm. Sip tea while enjoying a day time boat ride on the Narmada River; alternatively, delight in an evening of sunset boating while relaxing over tea or champagne.