Ellora Caves, 29 km North-West of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India; built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty between 5th and 10th century are now a World Heritage Site. It represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture.The 34 "caves" are actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of Charanandri hills. The 12 Buddhist (#s 1–12); 17 Hindu (#s13–29); 5 Jain (#s 30–34) caves, built in proximity, demonstrate the religious harmony prevalent during this period of Indian history.
Varaha Cave Temple, an example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century, is a rock-cut cave temple located at Mamallapuram, is a finest testimonial of anciest Vishwakarma Sthapathis, a tiny village south of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, the temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
ancientart: Kailash Temple, Ellora Caves, India, dated from 600 to 1000 AD. There are 34 major caves at Ellora -Cave 16, as shown here, is the Kailasa Temple, a masterpiece of rock-cut architecture and sculpture.Photos courtesy of Kirk Kittell.