Mechuka Village – Paradise on Earth in Arunachal Pradesh
Mechuka village is a beautiful village, blessed with the beauty of nature. It is situated in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh, India at around 29 kilometers away from the India-China border. The Siom River flows through Menchukh. It is at an altitude of around 6000 feet above sea level.
Men-chu-kha means medicinal water of snow where men is medicine, chu is water and kha is snow though kha also means mouth.
Samten Yongcha Buddhist monastery (Yongcha Gompa) of Mahayana sect is around 400 years old. It is one of the oldest monasteries in the world, temporary of Tawang Gompa or Monastery.
Pine trees and other busy trees make up the forests in and around this village.
The villages in and around Mechuka village is home to many a tribes like Memba, Ramo, Bokar and Libo tribes. Primary tribe is Memba. English, Memba, Adi and Hindi are the languages spoken by the local tribal people here.
How Do I Go to Mechuka Village?
Motarable roads are now there to reach Mechuka village in Arunachal Pradesh. Along, the district headquarters, is at around 180 kilometers distance from this village.
Harmuti Junction railway station and North Lakhimpur railway station (both in Assam) are nearest and convenient railway stations to travel to Arunachal Praesh.
The Indian Air Force maintains an airstrip here which is known as the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG). It is used earlier to supply food and other required materials to the people of the area. On Mondays and Saturdays, helicopter services are there from this airstrip.
The nearest airport is Lilabari Airport (Tezpur Airport) in Assam. This small airport is connected to Kolkata airport, which is a major international airport in India.