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About Ajjampura

Ajjampura (PIN-577547) is a small town and a hobli headquarters in Tarikere Taluk, Chikmagalur District, Karnataka, India.

Ajjampura is probably the second largest town in Tarikere Taluk.

Ajjampura has a Police Sub-Inspector's Office (http://chickmagalur.nic.in/htmls/sp_main.htm), two movie theatres (touring talkies), a Veterinary Hospital, and is home to the 'Amrithamahal' cattle breeding station. .

Ajjampura is at the 'crossroads'. From here, one can travel by road to Tarikere, Birur, Bukkambudhi, and Hosadurga. There is also a railway station, from where one can travel by train to Bangalore and Davangere.

Ajjampura Railway Station falls within 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, Davangere, etc. The other closest railway stations are Birur (towards Bangalore) and Shivani (towards Chikkajajur).

Government First Grade College, Ajjampura is affiliated to, and is a constituent college of, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Karnataka, India.

History

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 can be 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

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