Datia and Sonagiri

#1 Mar 12th, 2010, 14:39
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Datia and Sonagiri are two great sites to visit in a day trip if you are in Orchha.

Datia is an old walled city lost and hidden like many other places in Madhya Pradesh. The seven storeyed Govind Palace worth the visit to Datia. The palace was built entierely on stone by Raja Bir Singh Deo in 1614 and can be compared with the famous Jahangir Mahal in Orchha. Datia is only 35 km from Orchha (26 km from Jhansi) and well connected by road and train.

Sonagiri at only 15 km from Datia is one of the most important jain pilgimage sites in India. 84 temples were built on a hill. Like all jain sites the place is very well upkeeped and the ambiance is really relaxed.

In my last visit to Khajuraho and Orchha (last February 2010) I have visited both sites by autorickshaw and finished the journey at Jhansi's railways station to take a night train to Varanasi.

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Datia is famous for a great temple of one of the 10 mahavidyas, Goddess Baglamukhi also. This is known as Pitambara Peeth. The founder of this peeth, Vankhandi ji Maharaj is called Rashtra Guru (Guru of the nation)also. This shakti peeth has Vankhandeswar Shiva Temple also as well which is said to be of the time of Mahabharata.

Nearby place, Unao has an old Sun Temple known as Balaji dham. The legend has it that leprosy is cured by taking a bath in the pond of this temple.
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hey i went through Datia on my way to Gwalior from Orchha but the driver did not mention anything
may be i will visit those places when i visit Orchha again. i was simply charmed by the place and plan to visit again sometime.
i wonder there are so many places in MP that remained unnoticed. even Gwalior (which I quite liked) is not a very attractive tourist destination.
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At Gwalior, did you visit Padavali, Mitawali, Kunti Pond & Kakanmath etc
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no just the fort complex, jai vilas palace, sun temple and tansen's tomb.
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OK !

These places are very nice places for a day trip, if you have an interest in Archaeology.
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Did you actually travel from jhansi to Datia by autorickshaw?
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Who ? Me ?
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In my last visit to Khajuraho and Orchha (last February 2010) I have visited both sites by autorickshaw and finished the journey at Jhansi's railways station to take a night train to Varanasi.

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Did you actually travel from jhansi to Datia by autorickshaw?
From Orchha to Sonagir, in a old tempo, chugga chugga chugga...Wonderful day out!
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Originally Posted by ashwinnaagar View Post Did you actually travel from jhansi to Datia by autorickshaw?
Yes I did it with an autorickshaw: Orchha - Datia - Sonagiri - Jhansi, was a really amazing day.

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I would be here in a couple of weeks, around 2nd Oct. I would base myself in Orchha, how do I organise my day? I am traveling solo,so not sure if an auto would be very economical.
Do I need to come to jhansi,then get a train to datia? And then how do I get to Sonagir?
And any restaurant recommendations at either places?
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take an autorickshaw for Datia and Sonagiri. Probably with a car with driver you can do Gwalior too. Understand that traveling solo things (money) are different because normally Iīm also a solo traveler.

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How much did the auto charge you for the day ? And 50+50=100kms, I am surprised autowallahs travel such large distances.
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Originally Posted by ashwinnaagar View Post How much did the auto charge you for the day ? And 50+50=100kms, I am surprised autowallahs travel such large distances.
As you know better than me there are different autorickshaws. Take a good and big one. Canīt remember the price but probably around 700-800 r.

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