The richly decorated Ajanta Caves are an architectural marvel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 29 rock-cut monuments date from the 2nd century AD, and were carved out of a horseshoe-shaped cliff along the Waghora River, containing paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of Buddhist religious art. The caves are numbered 1-29, displaying the Buddhist art reflecting the earlier tradition of Buddha in symbolic form; others feature murals and statues depicting the life and former lives of the Buddha. The caves follow a terraced path providing access to each independently. Alternatively, you can visit the viewing platform overlooking the Waghora River offering stunning views of the caves from east to west.