Ajjampura

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Ajjampura
town
Ajjampura is located in Karnataka
Ajjampura
Ajjampura
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°43′24″N 76°00′17″E / 13.723377°N 76.004791°E / 13.723377; 76.004791Coordinates: 13°43′24″N 76°00′17″E / 13.723377°N 76.004791°E / 13.723377; 76.004791
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Chikkamagaluru
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 577547
Telephone code 08261

Ajjampura (PIN-577547) is a small town and a hobli headquarters in Tarikere Taluk in the district of Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India. It is unclear if Ajjampura is the second largest town in Tarikere Taluk.[citation needed]

Ajjampura has a Police Sub-Inspector's Office,[1] one movie theatr (touring talkies), a Veterinary Hospital and the 'Amrit mahal' cattle breeding station.

Ajjampura is affiliated with Government First Grade College which is a constituent college of, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Karnataka, India.[citation needed] Ajjampura is having one of the oldest Grocery Shop called Sri Laxhmi Bhandar

Transportation[edit]

Ajjampura is located at a crossroad. People can travel by road to Tarikere, Birur, Bukkambudhi and Hosadurga(Chithradurga). There is also a railway station, from where one can travel to Bangalore and Davangere.

Ajjampura Railway Station Its Comes Under the 'Mysore Division' of the 'South Western Railway Zone' of 'Indian Railways'. Several passenger trains make a stop at this Railway Station. From here, one can catch direct trains to go to places like Bangalore or Davangere. The other closest railway stations are Birur (towards Bangalore) and Shivani (towards Chikkajajur).

History[edit]

Although not much is known about the history of this town, it is believed that the place was originally known as "Keral". An account of this was found in "Mysore: A Gazetteer Compiled for Government by Benjamin Lewis Rice" (First published in London in 1887). The image shows an entry from this Gazetteer.

Taluk Status[edit]

There have been attempts to get taluk status to the Ajjampura hobli. Such efforts have been justified by the population size and the location of Shivani and Ajjampura hoblis.[2]

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