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. Make Panchakki (Water Mill) part of your personalized Aurangabad itinerary using our Aurangabad trip planner .
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  • This place is Greatest Water Management model of old period. Water is carried through clay pipes to this place and falled on a propeller from a elevated height to give turbine effect. With the help of...  more »
  • Went on a friday during afternoon prayers. Was peaceful with people going to offer prayers at the mosque. But the waterway and mill was unkept. Strong smell from the waterway. Do understand hot weathe...  more »
  • A Persian wheel system used to generate power for grinding wheat by a Sufi Saint who fed the poor with it. It's a scenic place with the saint's shrine and a mosque attached to it. The wheel and mill s...  more »
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  • Site of a very unique structure that drew water from a near by river that rotated a grain mill. Build years ago and as in use till very recently. Currently operated by motors. The site also houses the shrines of the people involved in the construction of the place and a mosque. All in a insightful experience.
  • The water mill is not much to see, though the history is interesting. What I liked is the ancient banyan tree that stands nearby, with benches to sit underneath. Beautiful tree and a calm place. There are some shops around, looked over priced a bit. There is a mosque nearby which you can access directly from the panchakki compound. The water fountain is not exactly a fountain though.
  • The sight scene is nice and they also made a fountain there. Nice water mill project. The mill rotates in anti clock direction.
  • It's a good place to visit. The water is not very clean and well maintained. But there are a lot of shops in the area where you can shop for multiple items.
  • This place is a hidden gem. Doesn't look very big and fancy but has a fantastic history. Get a guide for 50 to 100 rs and he'll tell you story and show you everything. Don't miss hidden tunnel and air-conditioning method of old times..

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