India.The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, are 30 rock-cut cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to the 600 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of Buddhist religious art (which depict the Jataka tales) as well as frescos which are reminiscent of the Sigiriya paintings in Sri Lanka.
Ellora caves in India.These 34 monasteries and temples were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India to life. Its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism, illustrate the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India.