The term Santa Cruz comes from the Portuguese words meaning “Holy Cross”, a reference to a 150-year-old Cross located on Chapel lane in Santacruz.
The then British Government set up RAF Santacruz, a military airfield, in 1942. It was home to several RAF squadrons during World War II from 1942 to 1947. The airfield was transferred to the Indian Government for civilian use upon Independence,  and came to be known as Santa Cruz airport, the city’s main airport.
Some of the best Mumbai shops for wedding wear dresses can be found in the Santa cruz Shopping Market. There is a row of popular shops at a particular junction.
Roopkala, Kalki, MirrorMagic are situated in the main SV(Swami Vivekanand) Road in the Santacruz Market. Samrat, Seasons and Aishwarya Design Studio are in the Station Road, which is perpendicular to the main road.
There is also TribhovanDas Bhimji Zaveri, one of the top jewelery houses of India, which is situated in SV Road.
The main SV Road is a busy thoroughfare and parking is a challenge. There is the Sacred Heart Boys High School and Sacred Heart Church in this road. The Station Road is even more crowded with shops lined on either side of the road. There are shops for costume /imitation jewellery, cotton dresses & tops, cotton nighties and baby’s and children’s dresses and of course utensils and all household plastic goods. Mumbai shopping for footwear, shoes and sandals can also be done here. The jootis the traditional Indian footwear are available in plenty. They are closed shoes with some patterns on the top. While there are several street shops and the prices there are very reasonable, the quality of the products is not guaranteed. Caveat Emptor is the policy that is practiced. The garments and sandals could last a season. There would be no guarantee beyond that.
There are several autos that ply the route to & fro from the Santacruz station. The vehicles travel at great speed and pedestrians are advised to be carefull while walking here. This road is chaotic and noisy.
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