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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  • nice to visit but it takes just 15 minutes to complete the visit, waste is dumped very close to it, please make it more tidy  more »
  • People pay to get in this place to see a Water Energy harvesting system, but I suggest don't. The water stinks so bad that you can smell it near the ticket counter too. It isn't maintained at all! In ...  more »
  • Panchaki (Water mill) is a mill built in 1744. This monument is a testimony of the brilliant engineering and technical prowess present in ancient India. The source of water for running this mill is a ...  more »
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  • 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 place has historically significance and hence is important. The place has a flour mill which was built to work on the stream of water which is flowing. However the place has not been maintained well. The walls look dilapidated. The fountain has algae growing all over it since there has been no maintenance.
  • Parking is hard to find. Three place it self is just great. To know that there was automation in 1400 makes you feel nice. One can buy stuff like bags etc. And lot of things to eat. You will be charged INR 10 as entry fee.
  • Honestly speaking. The place is not maintained at all. The place could become a great tourist centre it it was maintained properly. The ticket entry price is not worth the visit. It has everyone loitering around.
  • Panchakki was built in the year 1744 and one of the attraction of medieval engineering situated within the city. The source of water originated 6km away from north of the city. However this site is poorly maintain and has limited parking space.

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