Kandivali(formerly Khandolee) is a neighborhood in the north Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is the 20th railway station on the western line from Churchgate.
Artifacts found near Kandivali indicate that the region was inhabited in the Stone Age.
The Kandivali railway station was built more than 100 years ago in 1907, then known as Khandala. The station derived its name from the East Indian village of Candolim. 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. The area around Western Urban road between Malad and 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, notable among them are David Sassoon library, Bombay House and the Western Railway building at Churchgate.
During the plagues of the 1900s, the Fonseca’s from Bandra migrated to Kandivali, they initially settled down to the east of Kandivali at 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 poison.
Poisar also had a notable person and social worker named Kalidas Bhai Satwara, who worked for the betterment and upliftment of the people of this village
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 neighborhood. Road connectivity is provided by means of the 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 neighborhood 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 neighborhood 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 neighborhood.
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.
The 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 on the eastern side. It later got shifted to Samata Nagar.