By Air - The nearest airport is situated in the city of Bhubaneswar located at a distance of around 350 kilometers away from the place. The airport receives frequent commercial flights from the main cities in the country such as Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. If you are flying in, you can opt for a taxi from the airport to reach Khiching.
By Train - The nearest railway station is located at Badampahar, 67 kms, and Baleshwar 210 kms on the S.E. Railway. Convenient alighting point is Baleshwar since it is 145 kms from Baripada and regular bus services are available from Baripada to Khiching. The station is connected by regular trains from major cities in Orissa such as Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
By Road - There is a good road network connecting Khiching to all the major towns of Orissa while regular tourist and govt. buses are available from Baripada and Keonjhar.
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The town of Khiching, which is now a rather remote destination in the northern area of Odisha, was obviously once a religious center of some importance. The temples which remain today, although interesting in their own right, are but the humble remnants of a more glorious past.
The large temple of KICHAKESWARI, originally probably dating back to the 7th or 8th century, was reconstructed from the ruins of an earlier temple in the early 20th century. The reconstruction,which used the traditional technique of moving large stone elements up a huge earthen ramp, proved that the ancient skill of temple building and architecture survived into the current century.
Unfortunately, scholars feel that the constructed temple does not reflect the true form of the original, and that the shape now is a bit disproportionate. Nevertheless, the sculptures on this and other Khiching temples are exceptionally beautiful. Large, tall images, they are slender and graceful, reflecting a remarkable sophistication and deftness of touch. In addition to the temples,there is a small museum in Khiching with some very fine images.