Saoner is a town and tehsil headquarters in the north part of Nagpur district in a state of Maharashtra, India. The town is governed by Saoner municipal council. It is 36 kilometers (22 mi) from Nagpur city. Saoner is located on the bank of the Kolar River.
Saoner is said to be mentioned in the Jaimini Ashwamedh under the name of Saraswatpur, and there are many legends connected with it. Ancient Shiv temple is also known as Hemdapanti Shiv temple is also located near the bank of Kolar river. It is believed that while worshiping the Lord Shiva the flow of Kolar river was bent to form OM shape. This OM shape of Kolar river can be easily seen by satellite image. An ancient temple of Lord Ganesh is located at the neighboring village of Adasa on a hill. Saoner is also of historic importance due to its role in the 1942 Quit India Movement against the British.
Saoner has tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen climate classification) with dry conditions prevailing for most of the year. It receives about 163 mm of rainfall in June. The amount of rainfall is increased in July to 294 mm. Gradual decrease of rainfall has been observed from July to August (278 mm) and September (160 mm).