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Panchakki (Water Mill), Aurangabad

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Taking water as a source of energy from 8 km (5 mi) away via clay pipes and pillars, Panchakki (Water Mill) displays a masterful piece of 17th-century engineering set in traditional Hindu architecture. This water mill, still in use, used to grind grain for countless pilgrims, saint disciples, and troops. Get a glimpse of medieval times, admiring a large library with a gold-plated Quran. The complex, once an external abode for Sufi mystics, houses a mosque, madrasa, court, minister's house, and lodgings for women. You can take a cab or wait for the bus to the site, which lies some 8-10 km (4-6 mi) from Aurangabad's train station. To visit Panchakki (Water Mill) and get the most from your holiday in Aurangabad, create itinerary details personal to you using our Aurangabad tourist route planner.
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  • It is very interest to see this place but it is a lot easier to understand it's significance with a guide telling you as they walk you through. The water mill changed the local life for many of the lo...  more »
  • This site shows and explains the technology of irrigation and manufacturing hundreds of years ago. It is the Indian version of the water mill. Nearby is one of the ancient gates of Aurangabad. A visit...  more »
  • This place is a nice example of medieval engineering. But it's not maintained properly water was very dirty. Even the wheels were sooo dirty. 
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  • Historic as well as iconic... Check the siphon system for water supply built by the founder of Aurangabad city Malik Ambar
  • Panchakki is another landmark located in the center of Aurangabad, Maharashtra. I have included snap of the location at the background of brothers standing in front of it. Most amazing news about this spot is, once archeologist started doing research on the water source and for this process they dig to far end and at certain point the water flow stopped. After this incident archeologist stop the investigation and few years later the water start flowing in its normal way. Its architect was designed such a way that the water was the source for the grinder wheel to rotate and in this process the whole system was working as floor mill. It is a wonderful place to visit.
  • Nice palace and Other nearby attractions that you can visit include Aurangzeb’s tomb, Siddharth garden, Mhaismal, Bibi ka maqbara, Ellora caves and many more exciting tourist spots.
  • Very smart use of water for a humble cause. Must visit and visit with a guide because the brain behind this is admirable.. See the map of how the water was brought here from 6 km away without using electricity..
  • It's an engineering artwork builted many year ago, surely interesting ! But it's not a well maintained place in Aurangabad