Datia is an ancient town, mentioned in the Mahabharata as Daityavakra. Datia is a famed for the seven-storied palace built by Raja Beer Singh Deo in 1614. It is built purely in stone and bricks, no trace either of wood or iron is used here. It is ornamented by numerous chhatris crowned with ribbed domes while many of its ceilings are finely carved from inside. Datia is a living heritage to sum up, with narrow steep lanes, ribbed brick structures scattered all over the city.