Sagar

from Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
  • State Madhya Pradesh
  • District Sagar
  • Pin-Code 470001

Sagar is a city in Madhya Pradesh state of central India in a picturesque situation on a spur of the Vindhya Range and 1758 ft. above sea-level, and around 180 km northeast of state capital, Bhopal. Its name is derived from a large lake around which the city was settled. Its old British era spelling 'Saugor' was changed to 'Sagar' after independence.

The origin of the name comes from the Hindi word SAGAR meaning lake or sea, apparently because of the large and once beautiful lake around which the town of Sagar has been built. Sagar was founded by Udan Singh in 1660 and was constituted a municipality in 1867. A major road and agricultural trade centre, it has industries such as oil and flour milling, saw-milling , ghee processing , handloom cotton weaving, bidi manufacture and railway and engineering works. It is known in all over India due to its University named as Dr. Harisingh Gaur University and Army Cantonment and recently it has come into lime light due to BhagyodyayTirth a charitable hospital named after a Jain Sant Shri Vidya Sagarji Maharaj. It is known for Police Training College which are only two in Madhya Pradesh other one is in Indore. Head quarter of Forensic Science Lab is also in SAGAR.

  1. Roadways Well Connected with National and State Highways

    You can easily get regular buses to Sagar from other major cities of the country. Bus Station(s): Sagar

  2. Railways Well Connected with Major Railway Statons

    Sagar is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains. Railway Station(s): Saugor (SGO)

  3. Airways Well Connected with Major Airports

    There are no regular flights from other major cities of the country to Sagar. Nearest airport is Jabalpur Airport. Sagar 144 km away Jabalpur Airport (JLR), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh Sagar 151 km away Bhopal Airport (BHO), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh