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(This article is about the municipality in Madhya Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Datia District.) Datia is the district headquarters of the Datia District in north central Madhya Pradesh, a state of Central India. It is an ancient town, mentioned in the Mahabharata as Daityavakra. The town is 69 km from Gwalior, 325 km south of New Delhi and 320 km north of Bhopal. About 15 km from Datia is Sonagiri, a sacred Jain hill. Datia is also about 34 km from Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh and 52 km from Orchha. The nearest airport is at Gwalior. It was formerly the seat of the eponymous princely state in the British Raj. Datia is situated near Gwalior and on the border with Uttar Pradesh (U.P.). The old town is surrounded by a stone wall, encompassing beautiful palaces and gardens. The 17th-century palace of Vir Singh Deo is a notable example of the Hindu architecture of North India. The town serves as a trading center for grains and cotton products. Handloom weaving is an important industry. Datia has several important landmarks and is famous for the seven-story palace built by Raja Vir Singh Deo in 1614. The town is also a thriving pilgrimage spot for religious devotees. There are many temples, including the Sidhapeeth of Peetambhara Devi, Buglamukhi Devi Temple, and Gopeshwar Temple. Peetambra Peeth is a famous Shaktipitha located at the entrance of Datia. This pilgrimage spot is located about 1 km from Datia Bus Station and 3 km from Datia Railway Station on the Delhi-Chennai main line and features Buglamukhi Devi Temple. The Dhumavati Main Temple, established by Golokwasi Swamiji Maharaj, and the Vankhandeshwar temple, a Mahabharat period temple of Shiva, are here.

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A place in India, Datia is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Datia, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Gwalior. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Gwalior for its bountiful attractions like Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace, Sas Bahu Temple on your trip to Datia. To reach Datia, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Rajmata Vijay Raje Scindia Air Terminal. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Datia.

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Facts and Stats for Datia*

  • Pollution Statistics in Datia

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    • Air Pollution 65.91 (High)
    • Water Pollution 71.43 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 67.86 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 67.86 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 39.29 (Low)
  • Datia: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Datia for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Datia.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Datia - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 77.21 (High)
    • Climate Index 47.69 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 73.12 (High)
    • Health Care Index 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.73 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Datia

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    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 1.16 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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