Sagar, the administrative seat of the Sagar District
, is about 200 km north-east of Bhopal
. Built about 1758 ft above sea level, the town is encircled by the
. The town derived its name from the beautiful lake, situated in the heart of the town. Sagar is the oldest seat of higher education in Madhya Pradesh
with the University of Sagar and other colleges. The town is also one of the oldest army cantonments of India and headquarters of Mahar Regiment center.
Naoradehi Wildlife Sanctuary, Bina, Khurai
, Rahatgarh, Rehli, Garhakota, Khimlasa, Abchand, Deori and Banda
are the major attractions.
is at Bhopal. Sagar Railway Station lies on the Bina-
section of central railway and is directly linked with New Delhi
, Banaras, Agra
National Highway 86
passes through Sagar.