Buddhist Monk inside one of the Ellora Caves Aurangabad, India.The famous Ellora caves are located in the lap of the Chamadari hills. These historical caves are regarded as world heritage and are situated 18 miles northwest of Aurangabad. .A wonderful example of cave temple architecture, the world heritage Ellora caves own elaborate facades and intricately carved interiors. These carved structures on the inner walls of the caves reflect the three faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. These exotic caves were carved during 350 AD to 700 AD period. .Ellora caves are hewn out of basaltic rock of the Deccan trap, and are datable from circa 5th century A.D. to 11th century A.D. In all 34 caves were excavated here out of which Cave 1 to 12 are Buddhist, 13 to 29 are Brahmanical and 30 to 34 are Jaina.