Kandivali (formerly Khandolee) is a neighbourhood in the north Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is the 20th railway station on the western line from Churchgate. In recent years, Kandivali West has transformed into a thriving destination, with many residential projects in the vicinity.
The 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 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.
Things to do near Kandivali
Places to visit
1. Shree Balaji Mandir
The temple of Shree Balaji Mandir is located at Charkop, Kandivali. It is claimed to be the second home place of lord Venkateshwara after Tirupati Temple. Every month Moolavar Abhishekam is performed of Shree Balaji, The abhishekam is performed on Shravana Nakshatra.
2. World Tea & Coffee Expo Mumbai India
The World Tea & Coffee Expo, which takes place annually in Mumbai, is the only event of its kind in India. It offers an excellent opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their latest products and services on the important Indian market and to establish new business contacts.
3. Khau Galli at Mahavir Nagar
Mahavir Nagar in Kandivali is where you’ll find hordes of hungry foodies. We recommend a food-hopping scene here. Start from the crunchy, spicy Chinese Bhel (Rs 150) at Dadu’s Chinese and head to WTC Pasta for their Red and White Sauce Pasta (Rs 150) that’s a delicious Indianized version of the macaroni.
4. Growels 101 Mall
Growels 101 Mall is the biggest mall in Mumbai, Kandivali to shop for branded clothes & lifestyle products. The building design has been inspired by Neoclassical architecture. Head over to this mall and have some fun shopping, eat at various food courts and some fun at the Play zone.
5. Tarot, Angel and You
A kilometer away from Kandivali station, there’s Angel and You, a sort of shop that’s run by a lady who specializes in Tarot cards and their readings. A healer by profession, you can also request for a Reiki session. If this isn’t something that ticks you, we’d still recommend trying it, just for an experience.
6. Evershine Green Park
Head over to Evershine Green park and have a relaxing and chilled walk or a cycle ride with your friends or all alone and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere with some light food from the street food vendors.
7. Shopping At Thakur Village
Considered to be an equivalent to Fashion Street, Thakur Village is great if you’re looking to splurge on some street shopping. Known for clothes, footwear, bags and even fun accessories, we’d ask you to end your day out in Kandivali right here.
Places to eat
1. Red Indian Sizzlers
They serve a great variety of vegetarian and Jain food items including everything from Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and even sizzlers. The services offered are best and have a good ambience.
2. Desai Bhaishankar Gaurishankar
Craving For Rasgullas Lately? This Place Will Even Make Them In Various Flavour. It’s made fresh every morning. Tastes awesome and the softest rasgullas you can ever find.
3. Fisco Resto Bar
A veg restaurant serving delicious dishes with good ambience, good services, and some music to chill while you enjoy eating your food.
Sandwiches and pizzas mix Italian and Indian influences at this casual vegetarian chain restaurant.
5. Makhan Maar Ke
Looking for a place which serves amazing chhole kulchas and other punjabi food? Head to Makhan Maar ke in Kandivali! This one place in Raghuleela Malls is literally a delight!
6. Akkad Bakkad Bombay Boo
Akkad Bakkad Bombay boo: The heaven for all the sandwich lovers, they have a lot of varieties in the sandwich and even pizza.
7. On The Way Falooda
On the way Falooda - a lovely variety of faloodas, ice creams, milkshake, waffles, fruit with cream, good ambience, worth trying. Quality products are used.
8. Chit Chat Chai
Love Cheese? This Cafe In Kandivali Will Satiate Your Fondness Rightly. They serve a variety of cheesy dishes and also serves garam-garam different types of Chai.
9. Pizzaah District
Pizzaah lovers visit this place for some amazing flavored pizzas and much more.
10. Mamledar Misal
Mamledar Misal is one of the famous Misal Outlets. It's famous for its different types of spiciest misals in town.
3. DreamSoft IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd
4. Rusan Pharma
Colleges and Schools
1. Thakur Institute of Management Studies & Research
TIMSR is Top Ranked MBA, PGDM, Masters Degree Colleges for Management in Full-Time & Part-Time HR, Finance, IT Courses in Mumbai with
2. Thakur Vidya Mandir High School & Junior College
Thakur Vidya Mandir High School is a secondary, co-educational school in Kandivali, Mumbai, India and was founded in 1990 by Shri Thakur Ramnarayan Singh and Shri Thakur Shyamnarayan Singh. It is affiliated to the Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board.
3. Esplanade Junior College Of Commerce & Science
The Esplanade Education Society is a co-educational institution imparting education, sports, and cultural activities for the all-round development of children so that the values of human dignity and equality are imbibed in children to create a truly democratic and secular society.
4. KES Shroff College
KES Shroff College of Arts and Commerce was established in the year 1989. The mission of our institution is to promote the students & provide them quality education so that they can contribute positively towards society & the nation.
5. Nagindas Khandwala College
Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies is in Malad West, Mumbai, India. It is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The College runs around fifteen courses ranging from Graduation to Ph.D. with around six thousand students.
6. Balbharti College
Bal Bharati institution was established in 1957 by Bal Bharati Public Charitable Trust as an educational & progressive children’s center to provide informal education with an aim of “Making Children Happy” by focusing on all-round personality development of the children.
7. Oxford Public School
Oxford Public School School has been established by the Trust Bal Bhagwan Shikshan Prasarak Mandal.This trust has to its credit about 31 institutions which include Dental, Medical, Ayurveda, Art, Science, Commerce and Agricultural College, a host of Secondary High Schools, Primary School at Aurangabad, Latur and the rest of Maharashtra.
8. Swami Vivekanand International School
Swami Vivekanand International School and Junior College is a Mumbai based School. It was founded in 1995 by Yogesh Patel in Gorai, Borivali, Mumbai and has now opened in Kandivali.
9. Children's Academy
Children's Academy Group of Schools is a vision and mission-led educational institution, imbibed by a traditional value-based approach and interwoven with progressive learning.
10. Our Lady of Remedy High School
Our Lady Remedy School programs include a variety of learning approaches, along with multi-sensory and hands-on activities that appeal to a variety of learning styles.
Hospitals and Medical Centers
1. LifeCare Hospital
2. Saraswati Hospital
3. Oscar Multispeciality Hospital
4. Health Hi-Tech Orthopaedic and Surgical Hospital
5. Ayush Nursing Home
6. Siddhi Nursing Home
7. Siddhant Children Hospital
8. Sanchaiti Superspeciality Hospital