Kandivali or Kandivli is the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway railway line. It is a suburb of Mumbai.
Artefacts found near Kandivali indicate that the region around Kandivali was inhabited since the Stone Age . The township was a semi-rural area up to the 1980s, with agricultural land, hutments and villages. With the real estate boom in the 1980s and 1990s, many residential projects started to shift northward. This saw a frenzied construction activity leading to large scale development. The area has also witnessed the highest appreciation in land value in Bombay. The area currently has swank malls, wide roads, multiplexes and numerous flyovers. It is also popular as it is well connected via train and bus. The northern hub of Borivali lies just a few kilometres away, and the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Sahar) lies to the south.
Kandivali was long dominated by Gujarati and Marwari communities, but in recent times, due to burgeoning population it has turned cosmopolitan. Numerous hospitals and polyclinics in the region have made the township the centre of medical healthcare in the region.
The original inhabitants are Koli (fishermen), who reside in the Charkop village. Now it is mostly populated by North Indians and Gujaratis. It is one of the densely populated suburbs in Mumbai.
Currently Kandivali consists of Kandivali (West) and Kandivali (East).
Kandivali (West) includes Parekh Nagar, Mahavir Nagar, Poisar,Ganesh Nagar,Ekta Nagar and Charkop. It is a beautiful place and a cosmopolitan area. The oldest place in Kandivali is Kandivali Village (Gaon) which comprised of only 5 families in 1800s. It developed a lot in 1900s. The Kandivali village is surrounded by all the basic amenities. It has a school, a college, a market,a temple, a hospital. The Kandivali railway station is just 10 mins walking distance from this place.
There is a famous Masjid built in aroud the village area. The Kandivali village is full of Maharashtrians which includes the old families of 1800. The famous among them are Joshis, Kenis, Patils and Kandivalikars. Also there is a beautiful church in the same area. There is a famous swimming pool in Kandivali which was built in 1965. It was a famous hotspot for youngsters in vacations.
Kandivali was under British when they ruled India.They had their base in one of the older n first schools of Kandivali which was N.L.high school.The families in 1800s(Joshis,kenis,patils) did not work.They were landlords of the land of entire Kandivali. Kandivali also has various recreation clubs, parks and malls.
Other notable places in Kandivali(West) are Dahanukar Wadi, Mahavir Nagar, Sai Nagar etc. Charkop is fast developing as a cosmopolitan area.
The original inhabitants are kolis (Fishermen, who reside in the village of charkop). Now it is mostly populated by Maharashtrian,North Indians and and gujaratis.
Kandivali (East) includes Thakur Complex, Thakur Village and Lokhandwala Complex.
|Next station south:
Malad (Mumbai suburb)
|Mumbai suburban railway : Western Railway||Next station north:
|Stop Number:20||KM from starting:31.22|