Ranked 12 among Places to Visit in Aurangabad
Time Required: 1-2 hrs
Located close to Bibi ka Maqbara in Aurangabad, Panchakki is a water mill complex consisting of a court, a madrasa, the house of a minister, a mosque, houses dedicated to females and a sarai. The mill derives it names from the grinding mill used to grind grains for the pilgrims. Surrounded in hues of blue and shades of green, Panchakki is a perfect picnic spot and a much-frequented attraction in Aurangabad.
An underground water stream 6 km away from Panchakki, which is a tributary of Harsul River is a source of steady water supply to this structure and is transported through earthen pipes. One can only imagine the pure genius and farsightedness of the construction plan of this marvel. What is noteworthy is that even though the purpose of the building Panchakki was sheer utility, the beauty of it is not compromised in the least. The calm silver waters of the reservoir act like the sky's mirror and the gentle rhythmic ripples hypnotise the onlooker. There is a huge banyan tree, almost 300 years old, which stands tall by Panchakki, only to add to its brimming magnificence.
10 months ago by Sachin Nikam
Worst place to visit. Don't go n waste your time. There is nothing to see. Place is not clean...there are water storage which cause bad smell.
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