Datia is the District headquarter of the Datia District. The town is 69 Km from Gwalior, 325 Km south of new Delhi and 320 Km north of Bhopal.It is an ancient town, mentioned in the mahabharata as Daityavakra. The town is a market centre for food grains and cotton products. Handloom weaving is an important industry . Datia is a famed for the seven-storied palace built by Raja Beer Singh Deo in 1614.
Pilgrimage Attractions in Datia
Peetambra peeth is a famous shaktipitha located at the entrance of Datia in Madhya Pradesh. This pilgrimage spot features Buglamukhi Devi Temple. and Dhumavati Mai Temple established by shri Golokwasi Swamiji Maharaj. Vankhandeshwar temple is a Mahabharat period temple of Lord Shiva which is situated at this place. Pitambra peeth is about 1 km from Datia Bus Station and 3 KM from Datia Railway Station .
Datia is a pilgrimage spot for devotees, Datia has the sidhapeeth of shri peetambhara Devi, Buglamukhi Devi Temple and Gopeshwar temple. About 15 Km from Datia is the Sonagiri, a scared Jain hill.
Datia is 34 km from jhansi, Uttar Pradesh and 52 Km from Orchha.The nearest airport is a at Gwalior. Datia railway station is on the Delhi-Chennai main line.
Datia - Pin Code:- 475673
Culture In Datia
Datia also has some famous temples. 'Peetambra Peeth' is one such temple which attracts a lot of pilgrims, apart from Hanuman garhi. 'Purana Mahal or Datia Mahal' is one good piece of architecture, visible from the railway line passing from Gwalior to Jhansi and was built to welcome King Jahangir after his coronation but the Emperor never came, fearing he would have to give good reward to king of Datia for his help in getting the Moghul throne.
Location of Datia:
Datia is a city lies in Datia district (smallest district of Datia) in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Central India. It is on the border of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh (North). Nearby cities is Gwalior (75km) for airport, Jhansi (30km.) and Khajuraho (175 km.) well connected by road. While travelling from Jhansi to Agra, Datia is on enroute.
Datia is a hidden treasure of Central India Tourism. Height from sea level is 218 meters. City have its own railway station in Delhi-Chennai main line. Madhya Pradesh Tourism department has its hotel in Datia for accommodation.
Datia had formerly been a state in the Bundelkhand region. It is ruled by Rajputs and Bundela’s. Datia is famous for its temples and is also called mini Vrindavan.