Bordered by Khar in the south, Vile Parle in the north, Bandra in the east and Juhu in the west, Santa Cruz is a municipality in Mumbai that falls under the H West and H East wards of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is around 3 km away while the Santa Cruz Railway Station is less than a kilometre away. The name Santa Cruz means ‘Holy Cross’ in Portuguese and bears reference to a 150-year-old cross that is located in the compound of a home set up by the Missionaries of Charity (the charitable institution established Mother Teresa who was recently declared Saint Teresa of Calcutta), on Chapel Lane. Santa Cruz offers plenty of accommodation options for those travelling to the city. Looking to go easy on your pocket? Put up at a budget hotel in Mumbai near Santa Cruz. These budget properties provide decent rooms and services at rather affordable rates. However, if quality and comfort is what you need, without burning a hole in your pocket, book a Treebo hotel in Santa Cruz. Popular tourist attractions in and around Santa Cruz include Mount Mary Basilica, Bandstand Promenade, Snow Kingdom, Juhu Beach, Juhu Chowpatty, the Ramakrishna Mission Library, Joggers Park, Rotary Park, Muktananda Park and the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. As for dining out, try the food at Joss, Salt Water Cafe, Dynasty Restaurant, Royal Restaurant, Yoko Sizzlers and Global Fusion. Prime Mall, Hi Life Mall, Link Square Mall, Dynamix Mall and Couturier promise to keep you busy.
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