Kandivali(formerly Khandolee) is a neighbourhood in the north Mumbai,
Maharashtra, India. It is the 20th railway station on the western line
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Artifacts found near
Kandivali indicate that the region was inhabited
in the Stone Age.
Kandivali railway station
Kandivali railway station was built more than 100 years ago in
1907, then known as Khandolee. The station derived its name from the
East Indian village of Condolim. Earth and stones from Paran, a
hillock east of the
Kandivali railway station
Kandivali railway station were quarried to reclaim
the Bombay Backbay. On this account a railway line was opened, a
workshop erected and a number of dwelling houses were constructed for
officers and workmen numbering hundreds. The area around Western
Urban road between
Kandivali had numerous stone quarries and
was once famous for
Malad Stone. Many heritage buildings in Mumbai
were constructed with
Malad stone between 1860 and 1930, most notable
among them are David Sassoon library, Bombay House and the Western
Railway building at Churchgate.
During the plagues of 1900s, the Fonseca's from
Bandra migrated to
Kandivali, they initially settled down to the east of
Akurli and then moved to the west at Poisar. This is where the East
Indians thrived and a few families still reside to this day. All the
three major communities have their shrines in poisar.
Poisar also had a notable person and social worker named Kalidas Bhai
Satwara, who worked for the betterment and upliftment of the people of
Landmarks and localities
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Kandivali West is predominantly occupied by Gujarati,
Jain and Vaishnav crowd who are business class and professionals. It
is also called Gokul of Vaishnavs.
Mahavir nagar is a posh area that boasts of clubs, gymkhana, malls,
fine restaurants and Jain temple. It is called Mini Walkeshwar. It is
a place where people shift from Walkeshwar, Nepeansea Road and Marine
Drive of South
Mumbai to call it their home.
Orchid Suburbia is a landmark society on Link Road and is famous for
its life style amenities, festival celebrations, events and vibrant
residents. It is the pride of Kandivali.
Kandivali East: Samata Nagar is one of the oldest colonies of
Kandivali. Like all other
Kandivali is split by
a train station into Western and Eastern areas. Notable areas of
Kandivali include Thakur complex, Thakur Village, Lokhandwala
Township, Samata Nagar and Damu Nagar on the eastern side and
Dahanukar Wadi, Mohite Wadi, Tualskar Wadi, Irani Wadi, Mahavir Nagar,
Poisar on the western side.
The oldest locality in
Kandivali village which had 5
Pachkalshi (such as Patil and Mhatre) in the 1800s.
Kandivali village is one of the Old East Indian villages of Mumbai. It
originally consisted of the East Indian Catholic.
Another old locality in
Poisar village that surrounds Our
Lady of Remedy Church (Padroado Church built 1550).
Poisar was home to
many of the farmer classes of Kulbis who owned land on both the East
and the West parts of Kandivali.
Poisar village originally consisted
of the East Indian Catholic families. The Fonsecas were also the
'Patils' of the village till the mid 1950s.in poisar village single
young leader ashish shukla many demands for public .i.e water and
light connection at public toilet, construction Dabbewala
bhawan,reconstruction Janta nagar bridge, reconstruction Bihari tekdi
Road and gaondevi road ,multipurpose hall at hiranandani hights
kandivali west, reconstruction akurli road maternity home (hospital) ,
construction women hostel at goregaon ,new fire brigade thakur village
.ashish shukla young leader
There is a respectable population of Dawoodi Bohra Muslims in
Kandivali West who settled here about 60 years ago from different
places in search of a proper home.
Our Lady of Remedy High School is one of the oldest schools in
Kandivali West and was established in 1926. The land for the school
was donated to the Our Lady of Remedy Church by Doctor Anthony Rebello
on the birth of his grand daughter Catherine Fonseca(née Rebello).
Our Lady of Remedy Church was a Padroado East Indian Church built by
Portuguese missionaries and the
East Indians in 1550. It is still a
well visited church in Mumbai.
The Church of Our Lady of Assumption, located off M.G. Road, was built
in 1630 and was one of the oldest churches of Mumbai. The said
church was demolished and a new church was built. The pond located at
Kandivali village is used for immersions during Ganesh
Chaturthi(The pond is now known as Young Star Krida Mandal Visarjan
Talao). Also located on M.G. Road is the famous Kala Hanuman temple,
which is visited by hundreds of devotees every day. The 56 year old
Shreeji Temple located on Mathurdas Road attracts a large number of
devotees. A 150-year-old shrine  to Shri Karsangli Akurli Mata,
Varahi Mata Temple is at Shankar Lane.
Housing society buildings at Lokhandwala
Mahindra & Mahindra's
Kandivali Unit, Auto Sector Main gate
overlooking Western Express Highway was established in 1948.
The Mahindra & Mahindra plant occupies a 63-acre (250,000 m2)
built-up area and employs over 3,000. Industrial complexes such as
Akurli Industrial Estate, Kandivali(Charkop) Industrial estate,
Gundecha Industrial Estate, Balaji Industrial Estate and Jai Bonanza
Industrial Estate are home to small and medium-sized industries.
Kandivali is also home to The Times of India printing press.
The Sports Authority of India has a huge training ground for the
popular football team Mahindra United. Football Teams like FC Greens,
F United also practice here regularly. Athletics, a very famous
handball team and also an American football team are also located in
Close to Mahindra and Mahindra is Thakur Village. This locality has
developed at a fast pace and houses some of the tallest towers in
Kandivali besides cinemas, restaurants and parks. Mineralz - the
Wellness Shop, an exclusive outlet of Naturo Healthplus is located in
Viceroy Court in Thakur Village. It is a pioneer in bringing the
benefits of Himalayan rocksalt in the form of rocksalt lamps, bath
salts, pain relief-crystals, etc. to India.
Thakur Village also has a
lot of good schools, a marriage hall and branded retail outlets.
Another area adjacent to Mahindra and Mahindra is Lokhandwala
township. It has developed in last twenty years as a populated area
inhabited by many residential complexes, schools, banks, grocery
stores, chemist and restaurants. One of the key highlights of the
township is the natural walking track behind the Lokhandwala
Growel's 101 and
Poisar Gymkhana are some of the
favorite hang outs. There are several malls, movie theatres, eateries
and cafes in Thakur Village, Lokhandwala and Thakur Complex areas.
These areas also attract a lot of youngsters as it has several
colleges and educational institutes.
Mahavir Nagar has also started developing since the year 2000 and is
now one of the best residential localities with big banks, malls and
restaurants. It has the newly constructed Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana.
Poisar Gymkhana in the vicinity is for general public and lot of
people come for walks in the mornings and evenings. Cricket and
football matches are played during the day at the
Mahavir Nagar has many restaurants and the mega-store D-Mart.
Kandivali railway station
Kandivali railway station is a busy station on the Western Line of the
Mumbai suburban railway.
Poisar Bus Depot, one of the oldest BEST bus
depot is located on S.V. Road in the western part of the
neighbourhood. Road connectivity is provided by means of Western urban
road on the east, S.V. Road and Link Road on the west. The BEST bus
depot is close to the railway station on the eastern side of the
neighbourhood and is the point of origin for localities in Kandivali
(East) like Ashok Nagar, Hanuman Nagar, Damu Nagar, Samata Nagar,
Thakur Village and Thakur Complex.
Two lines of
Mumbai Metro(Line 2 and Line 7) will pass through the
neighbourhood once operational. Line 2 will pass through Link Road on
the western part and Line 7 will pass through the main arterial
Western Urban road on the eastern side of the neighbourhood.
Line 7, once operational will be fully elevated and will run from
Dahisar(East) to Andheri(East). Bandongri and Mahindra & Mahindra
will be the two halts in
Kandivali for the metro.
Kandivali (West) post office(Pin Code 400067) is the oldest post
office in Kandivali. The Kandivali(East) post office(Pin Code 400101)
was initially located at Fonseca Compound on Akurli road near
Kandivali railway station
Kandivali railway station on the eastern side. It later got shifted to
Shatabdi Hospital was opened at S.V. Road by the Municipal Corporation
of Greater Mumbai(MCGM) on September 2, 2013. It is named after Bharat
Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.There are a couple of government
hospitals in Kandivali(East). The Akurli Road Municipal Maternity Home
(run by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) is a two-storey hospital
on Akurli Road opposite Dena Bank. There is an Employees State
Insurance Scheme(ESIS) hospital as well. Both are within 5 minutes
walking distance from the railway station.There is also kandivali
Hitwardhak Hospital located at Shree Mangubhai Dattani Bhavan,, Swami
Vivekananda Road, Shantilal Modi road,
Kandivali West and hospital is
run buy Shree
Kandivali Hitwardhak Mandal which is Health charitable
organizations in Mumbai. Other hospitals are
Kandivali has a number of English, Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati medium
schools, including Our Lady of Remedy High School, St.Joseph's High
School, Dhanamal High School, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel School,
M.L.R.T. Gala Pioneer English School, Cambridge School, Lokhandwala
Foundation School, Thakur Public School, Gundecha Education Academy,
Thakur Vidya Mandir, Ryan International School(Kandivali), Oxford
International School(Kandivali), Swami Vivekanand International
School,Dr. T. R. Naravane High School, Kapol Vidyanidhi International
Children's Academy and Thakur Shyam Narayan High School.
Our Lady of Remedy High School is the oldest institution in the region
founded in the year 1926. In
Kandivali East, Pal Rajendra High School
and Pal Rajendra B.ed an D.ed College are major institution for
There are several junior and degree colleges in the neighbourhood.
Thakur College of Engineering and Technology
Thakur College of Engineering and Technology and
Society are the important ones. The Phoenix Archery Academy is also
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