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Datia Palace(Govind Mahal), Datia, Madhya Pradesh

posted Mar 7, 2015, 4:50 AM by sandip mishra   [ updated Aug 29, 2015, 7:20 AM ]
The Datia Palace (Govind Mahal) is located at Datia, Madhya Pradesh. Maharaja Bir Singh Deo of the Bundela dynasty built this along with ~50 other such structures throughout his kingdom.

It was built as a token of appreciation for Salim(Jehangir), who Bir Singh Deo had befriended by killing Abul Fazl, Akbar's Vazir. After granting him the kingdom of Orchha, Jehangir visited Orchha and it was for this purpose that this palace was built and as the legend goes it was not used by Salim(Jehangir). And Maharaja Bir Singh Deo did not use it as it would have undermined Salim's status as the Supreme ruler of the country.

Beautiful Indo-Islamic architecture adorns the palace....however it is crying for attention - though there are folks appointed by ASI located there...they don't seem to be bothered in maintaining the place.

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