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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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The Tribal Culture

The Memba tribe is the largest in number. If you visit Mechuka, you can also live with the locals and treat your taste buds with their local cuisine. Fishing and agriculture are the main sources of livelihood. With the government support, the culture of tribes has got a recognition. The Memba tribe celebrate the Losar festival in the month of February. Thi si the New Year celebration of this tribe which is celebrated for five days. Another festival is the Mopin Festival which is again celebrated for 5 days from 5th April every year. The locals sprinkle water on each other depicting happiness. They also rub rice powder on each other.

Adventure Activities

You can indulge into trekking and hiking over high mountains. Water lovers can go for rafting and involve themselves in angling in the River Siyom. Camping in the greens is another thing which you can opt. Relishing in the greens with complete silence is blissful.

How To Reach Mechuka

From Khonsa, jeep and gypsy are the ideal modes to reach Mechuka. The local APRTC buses are less in number as compared to other North-Eastern cities, therefore, are over-crowded. Hence, it better to hire a private taxi to ensure a relaxing tour.

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Rahul Dev 2 years ago
Its a wonderful place for camping...

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