Tired of seeing designer juttis costing a bomb? Well, I feel your pain.
For the longest time, I assumed I had no hopes of ever wearing a beautiful jutti. Everywhere I looked I saw designer prices ranging from 2100 to 4000 and more for a single pair! There were the street ones which were reasonable, but one look at them and blah, it just didn’t look good.
So, this time when I was in holidaying in Rajasthan, I came across the original authentic Moochi Galli.
Where is it located?
Moochi Galli is located in the old city of Jodhpur in Sardar Market. Moochi Galli is the street which sells juttis, mojris, chappals popularly known as Jodhpuri Chappals.
What kind of juttis can one find here?
From leather footwear to designs in mirror work, pom-poms and velvet…the options are in numerous. Variety is the key in these markets, and one thing that stood out for me was their quality. All locally made, they can produce juttis as per your instructions in a matter of just days.
Nowadays everyone from celebrities to brides are flaunting juttis as their preferred footwear for wedding nuptials. The latest to join the bandwagon is none other than Virushka. For her Delhi reception, Anushka Sharma wore a beautiful red bridal jutti under her banarasi saree.
How much do the most beautiful juttis cost?
Kids juttis like the one in the picture is for 50 bucks!
For more elaborate designed juttis with ghunghroos and mirror work, they cost roughly about 200 bucks a pair. Buy more and you can negotiate the prices even further.
You might not find dainty looking pastel shade juttis here, but if you have some days with you, you can ask the storekeeper to make them in the particular shades.
How is this a good jugaad?
Any designer jutti a single pair cost roughly INR 3000.
Buses from Delhi to Jodhpur cost INR 500-700 one way. While you are there, you can also plan out your PreWedding Photoshoot at the famous Mehrangarh Fort and do some Rajasthani shopping for your trousseau at rock bottom prices.
Rather than investing in just one jutti, you can pretty much pick as many as you like in different colours and patterns and still have some spare cash to save.
Now, how’s that for a jugaadu idea?