Ajara (India)

Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 16°07′N 74°12′E / 16.12°N 74.2°E / 16.12; 74.2Coordinates: 16°07′N 74°12′E / 16.12°N 74.2°E / 16.12; 74.2
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Kolhapur
  Body Nagar Palika
Elevation 660 m (2,170 ft)
Population (2011)
  Total 18,000
  Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 416505
ISO 3166 code IN-MH
Website maharashtra.gov.in

Ajara is a census town and taluka headquarters Of Gadhinglaj Subdivision in Kolhapur district in the state of Maharashtra, India.


Ajara is located at 16°07′N 74°12′E / 16.12°N 74.2°E / 16.12; 74.2. It has an average elevation of 660 metres (2165 feet).

Ajara is known to be one of the southernmost talukas of Kolhapur District of Maharashtra. It is known for its scenic and green landscape, as well as for the Ajara Ghansaal rice.

Ajara falls on the way to Savantwadi, Goa from Kolhapur; it is also the last place of Desh region before Konkan on this route. Ajara is 84 km from Kolhapur and only 33 km from Amboli hill station.

Buses plying from Vengurla, Savantwadi to Kolhapur, Pune via Amboli ghat go via Ajara. As a taluka place, it does have a bus stand, bus depot, school-colleges, bazarpeth, Hotels, etc. Gadhinglaj is the nearest major city for Ajara.


As of 2011 India census,[1] Ajara had a population of 18000 . Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Ajara has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.[2] Marathi is predominantly spoken here.


  1. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  2. "Pin code of Ajara". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-03-22.

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