Datia Fort is a fortress palace situated in Datia District
of Madhya Pradesh
. It is one of the magnificent architectural marvels in the state. This five-storied palace was built by the Bundela chief, Bir Singh Deo, in 1620.
Datia Fort is a unique blend of Rajput and Mughal Architecture. Situated on a rocky elevation, the fort appears much taller than its actual height of 130 ft. Its magnificent balconies, bridges and beautiful oriel windows offer attractive panoramas from any viewpoint.
Datia Fort played host to the then British Governor-General, Lord Hastings in 1818. A splendid durbar was held in 1902 for the Viceroy, Lord Curzon.
The nearest airport is Gwalior Airport at Gwalior. Datia Railway Station, on the Delhi-Chennai main line, is the nearest railhead.