Sagar Cantonment is a Military Cantonment established of Sagar District of Madhya Pradesh State, which carries lot of antiquity and heritage.
Sagar, the city of which the cantonment is based, is also a city of lakes, while some very interesting places in and around Sagar exist, which are Rahatgarh Waterfalls Khimlasa Forts , Garhphra Mountains and Temples, etc.
Sagar city is a developing industrial area, many new industries sprouting up of the city, considered as the heart of Madhya Pradesh, while another not worthy place here is the medical research centre known as BhagyodayTirth.
The destination Sagar was the capital of a Maratha governor, who settled here of 1735, later through a treaty of 1818, at the end of the Third Anglo-Maratha War, the major part of the present Sagar district was given to the British, Sagar town becoming the capital of Saugor and Nerbudda Territories belonging to the North-Western Provinces, which later became part of the Central Provinces, added to Jabalpur Division of later periods.
During the 1857 revolt, the whole of Sagar district was held by the rebels, with the exception of the town and fort, where the British were home imprisoned for eight months, British rule restoring only by March, 1858 after the rebels were contained. British cantonment at Sagar was formed of early 20th Century, encompassing a battery of artillery, a native infantry regiment, native cavalry and a detachment of a European regiment.
After India's independence of 1947, the above area then called Central Provinces and Berar became the State of Madhya Pradesh.
How to Reach
Sagar Cantonment is approachable by trains and by road transport, while air travel is possible through flights from Bhopal, and Sagar has a very good rail links which connect it to major cities of india and bus tickets can be made for inter state buses online through the Travel websites, to travel by State transport buses and also Volvo or luxury buses operated by private carriers.
As per 2001 Census, Sagar Cantonment’s population is around 35,872, males constituting 52% and females 48%, with literacy rate 72%, which is above the National Average, the population of children below the age of 6 constituting 15% of the total population.
While the official language of the city is Hindi, English is widely used, the dominant religion being that of Hindus.
Educational facility is the main attraction of Sagar town, University of Sagar being the first University established of Madhya Pradesh, besides which there are a number of Schools and Colleges providing education benefiting the Sagar Cantonment residents.
Health Care is rendered by the Government Hospital, while there are sporadic nursing centres and dispensaries available of the City.