Panchakki, Aurangabad

#4 of 12 things to do in Ajanta and ellora caves

Situated in the beautiful city of Aurangabad is the Nehar- e -Panchakki. It is a watermill that was used to grind grains for the pilgrim. Surrounded by green landscapes and blue hues of water, the Panchakki is a perfect picnic spot for the family as well as friends which makes it one of the most visited spots in Aurangabad. Even though the structure was built as a mill, the architecture and the style has not been compromised. The entire structure of Panchakki primarily consists of a court, a madrasa, the house of a minister, a mosque, houses dedicated to females and a sarai.  An underground water stream 6 km away from Panchakki is a source of steady water supply to this structure and is transported through earthen pipes.

Panchakki is also a cenotaph for Hazrat Baba Shah Musafir, who was a spiritual guru and counsellor of Aurangzeb. Right next to the structure you can spot a 300-year-old huge Banyan tree with the Shah Musafir's garden nestled between the city walls and Kaula Nala.

  • Open Time: 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Cost: Indians: INR 5, Foreigners: INR 100

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