Khiching is a temple town since the ancient era. The city has served as the capital for the Bhanj dynasty from the 9th to the 12th century AD. A continuing tradition of art, architecture and culture give Khiching the aura of a city lost in time. The rulers of the Bhanj dynasty fondly and fervently worship Maa Kichakeshwari who is also known as Khijingeswari.
The temple of Maa Kichakeshwari in Khiching brings a large number of tourists to Mayurbhanj. The temple that had seen numerous rulers bow their heads in prayer was destroyed and forgotten for a short period of time. It was restored by the Bhanj dynasty ruler Maharaja Purna Chandra Bhanj Deo and his brother Pratap Chandra Bhanj Deo in 1925.
A museum near the temple holds several artifacts and idols that were found during the restoration efforts. The best time to visit would be during Shivaratri as the festival sees a seven day celebration in Khiching.