The Ellora Caves chiseled into perfection between the 4th and the 9th century belongs to the Buddhist, Hindu and Jain faiths. One of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Maharashtra, Ellora dates back to the Rashtrakuta dynasty, about 1,500 years ago, and is the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. There are in all 34 caves, of which 12 are Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain. A protected site under the aegis of the Archaeological Survey of India, Cave No. 16 popularly known as Kailash Temple is a World Heritage Site carved from a single monolithic structure.