The name Meiktila comes from Mithila, the name of an Indian kingdom in India. The history of Meiktila is closely tied to that of central Myanmar's dry zone, home of the Bamar (Burmans). The region had been part of various Burman kingdoms at least from 11th century CE to 19th century CE before the British took over all of Upper Myanmar in 1885.
Meikhila is a city in central Burma on the banks of Meiktila Lake in the Mandalay Region at the junctions of the Bagan-Taunggyi, Yangon-Mandalay and Meiktila-Myingyan highways. Because of its strategic position, Meiktila is home to Myanmar Air Forcee's central command and Meiktilr Air Force Base. It lies between Wundwin, Myingyan, Yamethin, and touches Shan State on the east.You can go from Yangon to Meikhila by Express cars such as Myatmandar Tun,Mandalar Min,Shwe Mandalar,Shwe Mandar .