Mechuka village is a beautiful village, blessed with the beauty of nature. It is situated in the West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh, India, around 29 kilometers from the India-China border. The Siom River flows through Menchukh. It is at an altitude of about 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 (also known as Yongcha Gompa) of the Mahayana sect is located here in this village. It is approximately 400-year-old Gompa and is one of the oldest monasteries in the world, contemporary of Tawang Gompa or Monastery.
Pine is the primary tree that makes up the forests in and around this village.
The villages in and around Mechuka village is home to many tribes like Memba, Ramo, Bokar, and Libo tribes. The 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?
Motorable roads are now there to reach Mechuka village in Arunachal Pradesh. The district headquarters, Along, is at around 180 kilometers distance from this village.
Harmuti Junction railway station and North Lakhimpur railway station (both in Assam) are the nearest and most convenient railway stations to travel to Arunachal Pradesh.
The Indian Air Force maintains an airstrip called the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG). It is used earlier to supply food and other required materials to the area’s people. On Mondays and Saturdays, helicopter services are there from this airstrip.
The nearest airport is the Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar (opened on the 19th of November 2022). Another nearby airport is the Lilabari Airport (Tezpur Airport) in Assam. This small airport is connected to Kolkata airport, a major international airport in India.