An industrial town in the heart of the Western Ghats
, Sagar is located in Shimoga District
. It is 75 km north-west of Shimoga
The place is famous for its ivory and sandalwood industries. The town also has an artisan-training center run by the government.
Places of tourist interest include the Siddhi Vinayaka temple, Durga temple and Ikkeri. The Gudigara Co-operative Society showroom is also worth a peep.
Nearest airport is at Mangalore. Sagar Railway Station is on the Shimoga-Talaguppa line.