Maharashtra is known for its caves. During the course of explorations a large number of sites representing various periods from Lower Paleolithic Age to the medieval times have been discovered. Archaeological remains that are significantly influenced by ideas and interpretations proposed by the early prominent scholars developed this area's archaeological record into one of international importance. The most famous caves that are given privilege as World Heritage Sites, Ajanta and Ellora are found in Maharashtra - located just a few kilometres away from the city of Aurangabad . Other important caves are Karla caves, Bahaja caves, Bedsa caves, and Pataleshwar caves, which offer a wonderful experience to the visitor.