The Ajanta and Ellora caves have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Ajanta caves date back to the 2nd century BC. Hewn out of solid rock by Buddhist monks, the caves are full of beautiful paintings and sculptures depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha and the popular culture of that era. The Ellora caves have been dated between the 5th and the 10th century. These 34 caves comprise temples as well as monasteries and showcase all three major religions of the time- Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. A visit to the Daulatabad Fort and the Bibi Ka Maqbara- a replica of the Taj Mahal- round off this tour.