The Pitalkhora or 'Brazen Glen' is located Bharmarwadi village in Aurangabad
district of Maharashtra state. Nearly 40 km west of Ellora caves, it is
a remarkable series of caves stands amidst a secluded gorge of spectacular
natural beauty. Since the caves are located high up on the hill,, one
have to climb steep steps to access these 14 Buddhist excavations, mostly
monasteries. The stream is usually full of water during monsoon.
Date back from 2nd century BC to 1 Century AD, they
contain the largest group of Stavahana monuments in Maharashtra. Though
not so well known as the other famous caves in Aurangabad like Ajanta
and Ellora, Pitalkhora is one of the earliest centres of the rock-cut
architecture. The caves boasts paintings and many sculptures, animal motifs,
miniature chaitya windows, wonderful Yaksa figures, the elephants, dwarapala
and mithuna figures.