Kandivali is one of the suburbs in Mumbai city which also has a railway terminus of the same name. It comes in the route of Western railway line.
The area was earlier conquered by the stone age inhabitants. After 1980s, the semi rural part rose with real estate entering the area. Many residential projects started coming in. The railway station in the locality had the name Khandolee which was similar to Khaan meaning mine in Marathi.
Kandivali is divided into East and West. Some of the localities in the vicinity of Kandivali East are Ashok Nagar, Patharewadi, Kotasthane Wadi, GowShala, Patankarwadi, Arya Chanakya Nagar, Thakur_complex, Thakur Village, Lokhandwala township, Samata Nagar, etc.
The BEST bus depot is located in vicinity with the easter part of the place and it originates from there to different places like Ashok Nagar, Hanuman Nagar, Damu Nagar, Samata Nagar, Thakur Village and Thakur Complex. Earlier in the 1990s, the post office was located in Fonseca Compound on Akurli road in the eastern side near to the railway station.