Datia is the district headquarters 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
The town is a market center for food grains and cotton products. Handloom weaving is an important industry. Datia is famed for the seven-storied palace built by Raja Bir Singh Deo in 1614. A pilgrimage spot for devotees, Datia has the Siddhapeeth of Shri Peetambra Devi, Buglamukhi Devi Temple and Gopeshwar Temple. About 3 km from Datia is the
Sonagiri, a sacred Jain hill.
Datia is 34 km from Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh and 52 km from Orchha.
The nearest airport is at Gwalior.
Datia railway station is on the Delhi-Chennai main line.