Also called Marne Grama, Ajekar is a small agricultural village at the foot of Valikunja in Karkala
. Endowed with rich flora and fauna, Ajekar has all season trees and a variety of plants and animals. The major crops grown here are paddy, coconut, areca, cashew, pepper, coca, plantains, and rubber. This peaceful, multi-lingual and multi-religious village has many churches, temple, mosque, and Jaina basadi
. Tourists visit here to explore the serene and lush green natural setting of Valikunja.
The village is about 40 km from Udupi and about 65 km north-east of Mangalore. Ajekar has good transportation facilities like buses and jeeps. Mangalore Central Railway Station is the nearest railhead.