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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  • August 17, 2017
    This is a small historic place but has great importance. The place is not very well maintained and attracts less crowd.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This is an average place from sightseeing prospective. If you have spare time left in your trip then go for it else you may give a miss without any hesitation.  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    The water mill is not than wow as expected. For us is more relevant the big banyan, but does not makes sense to pay 100₹ for it.  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    Old monument, Use of gravity flow to rotate wheel and used as floor mill. Best thing is, wheel is steel rotating, blades need to be clean. Mosque is clean and well maintained.
  • June 26, 2017
    On of the best old architecture example, Very nice historical monument SomeOne should see. The Panchakki named by the system of the Flour Grinder that gets in action through the water flow which comes from around 8kms away. And These are of underground clay pipes.
  • July 10, 2017
    It's good to see historical place but it's really bad if state govt. not maintain , very bad smell from the water . lot's of fish that's attract you to capture more photos
  • July 17, 2017
    This historical place is very good to visit. The 'Chakki' and big tree there is are to old.
  • June 15, 2017
    A very historic place of aurangabad city. Feel nice to see this water falls without any latest technology.

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