Datia Palace or Bir Singh palace lies on the track from Jhansi to Gwalior. King Bir Singh Deo built the fort in 1614. Locally the place is also referred to as Govind Mandir or Govind Palace. This place is solely made up of bricks and stones with no use of wood and iron. This feature makes the palace unique. This palace is built on a short hill and seven stories high. This palace is located next to a lake called Duttiah Lake. Bir Singh palace is one of the finest examples of Bundela architecture and palace walls inside have some of the best paintings of the Bundela arts. Datia is a small town about 70 KMs from Gwalior, 34 KMs from Jhansi and 52 KMs from Orchha.