Pitalkhora is an isolated monastic complex situated in the Aurangabad district. It houses some of the earliest rock-cut architecture. Fourteen Buddhist caves are located here. They have been cut out of a variety of basalt rock which is said to weather faster than the rocks found in other parts of Maharashtra. Out of the 14 caves, five are chaityagrihas housing stupas, and the rest are viharas. All the caves are from the Hinayana period, but the paintings are dated to the Mahayana period. The image gallery captures the different caves and its carvings