Panchakki, AurangabadCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Nagsenvan, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431001, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-2402343169
- Ticket Price: 5 INR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Family And Kids, Watermill
About Panchakki, Aurangabad
Panchakki, the Hindi translation of water mill, was used in earlier times to grind grains for the pilgrims. It was built using the scientific concepts of the medieval Indian Architecture. It was designed to pull down water energy from a mountain spring. This building is attached to the dargah of Baba Shah Musafir, a sufi saint and in a garden near Mahmud Darwaza. This place has a mosque, madra, kacheri, minister’s house, a sarai and houses for zananas. Most of the buildings here including the Panchakki were erected by Turktaz Khan.
This mill is kept full of water through pipes from the Harsul River. There is a cistern made in such a way that water is bound to fall in the mill here. The mosque base here forms the roof of a hall with fountains also formed from this water and the excess water is made to run into the Kham River. This hall is a cool and beautiful place which is extensively used as a resting place for pilgrims during summers especially.
A lovely view of the Kham River can be enjoyed from this hall. This hall has a cenotaph dedicated to the Saint Baba Shah Musafir and also a tomb of Baba Shah Mahmood. There is also a huge banyan tree to make the view even more charming and the mill still moves without any manual effort.
This is one of the most picturesque venues of the country with the Kaula Nala on one side with two lovely bridges in a layered pattern and the Shah Musafir’s garden on the other side and one of the important tourist attractions around Aurangabad apart from Aurangabad caves, Daulatabad Fort and Ellora Caves. Recent additions to this place are the opening of the center and the museum library with manuscripts and other precious books that have been opened here after centuries. There are books on various subjects such as history, law, medicine, Sufism, religion and philosophy in Arabic in Urdu and Persian languages.
- It is an ideal place for photography.
- The best time to visit is during the winters or monsoon because of the pleasant weather.
Panchakki Ticket Prices
- Rs 5 for Indians.
- Rs 100 for foreigners.
How To reach Panchakki by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Aurangabad Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Aurangabad railway station.
- You can reach it by autorickshaw or taxi from Aurangabad.
- Ghati Bus Stop
- By Bus: Ghati Bus Stop is the nearest bus station.
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi.
Restaurants Near Panchakki
- Manoj Restaurant
- Tazeera Rstaurant
- Pawa Spot Chinese
- Chines Griu Fast Food
- Sagar Restaurant
- Mughal Corner
- Ismail Darbar Restaurant
- Priya Restaurant
- Sardar Restaurant
- Swad Restaurant
- National Deluxe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Panchakki
80.95% of people who visit Aurangabad include Panchakki in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
32.98% of people start their Panchakki visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Panchakki
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Panchakki
Panchakki , Aurangabad Reviews
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.
This is the where water is brought under ground from a distant place . a Simple Hydrolik Machine is working on gravity ( flow of water. This assumes importance, when we understand that it is about 800 years old and still in working Non stop !
The sight scene is nice and they also made a fountain there. Nice water mill project. The mill rotates in anti clock direction.
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.