Ravana Phadi, Aihole

Ravana Phadi, entrance

A rock-cut Hindu temple from the 6th century AD. Contains exquisite stone carvings, an important monument of Chalukya architecture.

Pitalkhora Caves

Pitalkhora caves

14 ancient rock-cut Buddhist sanctuaries from around 250 BC. In the 4th century AD, it was revived and murals were added.

Bagh Caves

Bagh Caves in India, entrance

Nine rock-cut chambers, created in the late 4th – 6th centuries AD. Renowned thanks to exquisite murals on walls and ceilings.

Kanheri Caves

View from the hill above Kanheri Caves towards suburbs of Mumbai

Group of 109 Buddhist rock cut cave temples in the outskirts of Mumbai, developed in the 1st century BC – 9th century AD.

Bhaja Caves

Entrance in chaityagriha, Bhaja Caves

One of the oldest Buddhist rock-cut structures in the world. 22 caves, created approximately in the 2nd century BC. Beautiful stone-carved facades, other values of art and history.

Badami Cave Temples

Badami Cave 3 in India, entrance portal

A group of four beautiful rock-cut temples, made in the 6th – 7th centuries AD. Located in the ancient capital of Early Chalukyas. Art of temples witnesses the search for a distinct style.

Elephanta Caves

Inside the Great Cave, Elephanta Caves in India

Group of beautiful, five Hindu and two Buddhist rock-cut temples, built around the 5th – 8th century AD. Great Cave includes the famous sculpture of Trimurthi.

Tabo Caves

A group of ancient, artificially made caves, used by Buddhist monks of the nearby Tabo monastery.

Ellora Caves, Kailasanatha Temple

Kailasanatha, India

One of the highest achievements not only in Hindu architecture but in ancient structural engineering of the world. A group of 34 rock-cut temples, including the glorious Kailasanatha Temple, are cut out from a whole rock. Built around 550 – 1000 AD.