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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 master mind idea water is collected in a reservoir and then raised up by siphon system and made to fall on the wheel which rotates Auranzeb used it to grind grains to feed his soldiers. Maintain...  more »
  • Panchakki or water mill is located at the heart of the Aurangabad City. It was built by Turktaz Khan in the late 17th century. The water from a well which is near Harsul river is at an higher altitude...  more »
  • I dont like this place at all. Not maintained and very dirty. I don't know how this place is even added to the tourist itinerary. 
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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