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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  • The mill grind grain for pilgrims and main thing was it generate energy from water. Its not maintained properly. Once you enter it shows there are 4 to 5 place to see inside but nothing worth seing ex...  more »
  • It is located at 1 km from the city and its underground channel crosses over 8 km. It is a must-see for its quiet and don't miss the huge Banyan tree which is beautiful!
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  • We visited the place after Bibi ka muqubara...we had time so visited the placed. It's not a worthy place...not maintained properly...water was polluted and has bad smell. I would not recommend this pl...  more »
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