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Set on the banks of the wide blue Narmada River lies the relaxing little town of Maheshwar.


The fort and temples, built in the 18th century by Rani Ahilya Bai — one of India's most revered women rulers — dominate the town while the daily activities at Maheshwar’s ghats, the steps down to the river, are an absorbing sight.

Weaver, Ahilya Fort, MaheshwarA charitable society inside the fort maintains a sari-weaving factory where you can watch an ancient technique, unique to Maheshwar, performed by the weavers working on the hand-looms.

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