Every year during the month of November, Mechuka Adventure Festival is held here. Adventure lovers rush to this Festival to test and challenge themselves in the different adrenaline pumping activities that are the highlights of the Festival. From river rafting to paragliding in the vast Himalayan Range, Mechuka Adventure Festival promises an experience of a lifetime.
One can indulge themselves in the following activities during the Festival:
Where to eat? – Restaurants
Mechuka, being a small town, you won’t find high end restaurants here. Few decent restaurants in the Gandhi market area serves basic food items like tea, snacks and their signature Tibetan items.
It’s best to fill your tummies at your homestay which serves varieties of delicious Indian and Tibetan food items. From non veg to veg items, every dish is made with utmost love and care, you won’t miss home in Mechuka. Maggie, Noodles and Momos is found in every corner of the town.
There is no shortage of shops in Mechuka. From jackets, shoes, fancy clothes and basic items, you will find everything to make your stay comfortable.
There are also a few decent gift and souvenir shops with beautiful Buddhist statues and other religious items.
Mechuka is a simple town and doesn’t need loads of money to visit. However traveling to Mechuka is a bit expensive.
If you travel solely on public transport, cost of travel and staying starts from 6000, if you want to expand your visit by going trekking and other activities, it make cost a little extra as you have to pay for a tour guide.
If you have no limit on how much you spend and prefer private transport, travel cost may start from 12-16000 for each trip if traveling directly from Pasighat, excluding accommodations and other activities.
Except BSNL, no other cell reception is available in Mechuka.
Tribes and Religion:
Memba tribe is the main inhabitants of Mechuka and they follow Tibetan Buddhism being close to Tibetan border. Communities following Donyi Polo and Christianity that are dominant in other parts of Arunachal Pradesh are also present in Mechuka.
The locals speaks in Memba, a bodish language. Hindi is the official language in the area, however English is also spoken here.
Being a small town doesn’t mean the people doesn’t know how to cool off or party. Many wine shops are available in the main market area with varieties to indulge. Also, Alcohol is tax free in the state.