An 18th-century library on the premises, comprising many precious manuscripts treasuring around 1, 00,000 literary books related to history, law, Sufism, medicine, religion, and philosophy in Arabic, Urdu, and Persian languages until the time of independence. However, in the mid-70s, these literary works were shifted to Hyderabad due to administrative factors. It is disheartening that this rich treasure trove now has shrunk to around 2,500 books only!
The monument has among other structures, a madrasa or school, a mosque, a minister’s house, a court, a Sarai or general rest homes, and separate rest homes for females. The monument also houses a dargah of Hazrat Baba Shah Musafir, the Sufi saint in the garden near the Mahmood Darwaza or gate. A monumental plaque to the spiritual leader Baba Musafir Shah and a tomb to his disciple Baba Shah Mahmood, in whose memory the Mahmood Darwaza is named, a few other graves of important persons of that great era are laid out with reverence.
A huge banyan tree which seems eternally to be fresh with life completes the picture providing shade and the required ambiance to the monument. An underground stream that begins from a nearby well above the junction of Harsul River with a tributary stream some eight km away is the source of continuous water supply to the mill. The water-pipe proceeds to the Panchakki reservoir made and is dropped into the cistern from a height to generate necessary electrical power and also turn the large grinding stones of the flour mill. The excess water is made to flow into the nearby Kham River. Scientifically the cistern or huge tank lies in front of the mosque whose bottom forms the roof of a hall. The cool chambers of the hall are ornamented with fountains which were used by pilgrims during the hot summer season. A panoramic view of the Kham River from the hall is beautiful. The elongated reservoir and the fountains in the Panchakki water-mill site were added to the monumental structure twenty years later by Jamil Baig Khan.
Panchakki which is located in the city of Aurangabad houses the headquarters of the Wakf Board of Maharashtra. Anytime is a good time to visit this monument but October to March is an ideal time as the weather is pleasant during these months.