The ancient capital of the Bhanja rules, Khiching lies about 205 Km away from Balasore and 150 km from Baripada. Scores of temples dominate the place, some of which are still in active worship. The predominant deity of Khiching is Kichakeswari, the most scared Goddess of the Mayurbhanj chiefs. The temple dedicated to her is built entirely of chlorite slabs and unique of it kind in India. The sculptures are beautiful. A small museum here boasts of highly important historical specimens of sculpture and art.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Nearest railhead is Balasore (60 km from Baripada), served by major trains running on the South-Eastern sector.
Regular bus services are available from Baripada and Keonjhar. Frequent trekker services are available too.