Sagar (Saugor), is a city in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. Situated on a spur of the Vindhya Range and 1,758 feet (536 m) above sea-level. The city is around 180 kilometres (110 mi) northeast of state capital, Bhopal. The city was established as the capital of Maratha people in 1735 and later was an important site during British rule. Many relics remain from these periods, such a number of forts. There are also many temples, lakes and waterfalls in the vicinity, which has helped establish the city as an important site on the Indian tourist circuit.
Its original name 'Saugor' is an amalgamation of two words: sau meaning Hundred (100) and garh meaning forts; there were countless small-forts in this region. With time the name has changed from Saugor to Sagar.
Sagar is called the lake city and is thus surounded by beautiful Lakha Banjara Lake. The city also offers small cultural shops, boating trips, village expeditions etc.
The city is also surrounded by a beautiful hilly region and there are some very good places to see in and around the city like - Rahatgarh Waterfalls, Garhphra Temples, Khimlasa Forts, etc.
There is a new tourist attraction in Sagar - Varun Smriti Udhyaan. It is situated 12 km off Jabalpur Road and is an exotic resort. It provides a state of art water park, outdoor activities like picnics, outdoor sports facility for children, great landscape with a few very rare varieties of flowers and fruits.
The nearest Domestic Airport is Dumna Airport, Jabalpur roughly four hour drive from Sagar (144 kms away).
It has its own Railway Station named as Sagar Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Madhya Pradesh. It is well connected to the cities such as Delhi, Gwalior, Agra, Mathura, Jammu, Amritsar, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Goa and Hyderabad.