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Mechuka is a famous destination in Arunachal Pradesh for exotic tribes and the scenic beauty it engulfs. The other name for Mechuka is Menchukha. It is a small town nestled above the sea level in Mechuka valley. It is home to Memba, Ramo, Bokar and Libo tribes. The natives are the followers of Buddhism, Donyi-Poloism and Christianity. With time Mechuka has become a famous tourist destination because of its historic as well as religious significance. The beauty of River Siyom, locally known as Yargyap Chu is yet another reason for its fame.
The literal meaning of Men-chu-kha is medicinal water of snow where men is medicine, chu is water and kha is snow though kha also means mouth.The valley is 29 km from Indo-Tibet border and around 500 km from the state capital Itanagar. It is one of the most picturesque destinations in the North-East. It is the forgotten paradise on earth with untouched natural beauties. The main tourist attraction is a 400-year-old Buddhist Monastery which is located at the hill top. The culture here is formidable and extravagantly full of colours.
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