Rajarampuri

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Rajarampuri is a suburb in the city of Kolhapur in southern Maharashtra, India. It was named after its founder Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj the former ruler of the historic city. It is typically as residential area dotted with numerous stores trading in everything from garments to electronics and from grocery to jewellery.

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Rajarampuri consist of a plan with a main road going down its length and streets intersecting it at right angles. The streets are called gallis and are numbered from 1 to 14.

It also shows a prominent presence of youth, as compared to other areas in the city, with many alfresco cafes, restaurants and ice-cream parlours on the main road itself. Cyber cafes, pool halls, music shops are the other youth oriented business in the vicinity. The apparent nature is due to its proximity to Shivaji University and other educational institutions, bringing a lot of students to the area.

Rajarampuri has been a home to the illuminaries. Builders, film personalities, politicians, big businessmen, senior officers of the Armed Forces have stayed here. But they are deserting now because of lack of civic sense, garbage everywhere etc.

First Lane Shri V. T. Patil, who believed in women empowerment and started education institutions exclusively for them from lower KG to Degree College. Second LaneShri Madhavrao Bagal.

Fourth LaneDeshbhakt Shri Ratnappaji Kumbhar Fifth Lane Shri Baburao Pendharkar

Sixth Lane: Shri SURYAKANT (Hero of any number of Marathi movies.) Ms Tejaswini Sawant, the world's best shooter in her category.

Seventh Lane: Shri CHANDRAKANT (Hero of Marathi movies. Nobody can surpass his portrayal of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj). Exhibition of his paintings at his bunglow is a "must visit".

Notable people from Rajarampuri[edit]