Everything you need to know about Kandivali East, Mumbai

Kandivali East is home to many famous landmarks. Kanheri Caves, part of the green lung of the city’s national park, is practically its backyard. Mahindra & Mahindra has a large office in the area, the Thakur Group has developed large parts of the suburb, bringing colleges, gated communities and more; finally, it is home to two very well-known malls in Growel’s 101 and The Hub.

Home to a population from all over India, Kandivali East offers fabulous connectivity to Andheri on the Western suburbs but also the Central suburbs such as Powai and Vikhroli. Find out all you need to know about the best gated communities, restaurants, places to visit and more in this article on the locality.

List of top gated communities in Kandivali East, Mumbai

1. Shapoorji Pallonji Sarova Epsilon, Kandivali East

Epsilon is a building very near the highway with all the amenities (including a swimming pool, gym, and badminton court), so it’s perfect if you have a busy lifestyle. Also offers a great view of the city.

Highlights & amenities of Shapoorji Pallonji Sarova Epsilon
Types of apartments: 2 BHK, 3 BHK
Avg size of apartment: 763 sq ft to 1005 sq ft

2. Kaustubh Mangal Prabhat, Kandivali East

A modest building with no amenities, Mangal Prabhat is in a decent location and offers small 2 BHKs. It is close to a few good schools like St Joseph’s and Cambridge School.

Highlights & amenities of Kaustubh Mangal Prasad
Types of apartments: 1 BHK & 2 BHK
Avg size of apartment: 282 sq ft to 561 sq ft

3. Glomore Oasis, Kandivali East

This building is not far from Oberoi Mall and almost just as recognisable, as it is an arresting structure on the main road. Flanking its two tall towers is a large cricket court and an amphitheater.

Highlights & amenities of Glomore Oasis
Types of apartments: 2 BHK, 2.5 BHK, 3 BHK
Avg size of apartment: 742 sq ft to 1016 sq ft

4. Shivam Imperial Heights, Kandivali East

Close to Growel’s Mall, Shivam Imperial Heights has all the amenities. It is on the highway and its tall towers offer a good view of the city. The 2 BHKs are among the largest in the suburb, and maybe the city, at nearly 1500 sq ft.

Highlights & amenities of Shivam Imperial Heights
Types of apartments: 1 BHK, 2 BHK
Avg size of apartment: 650 sq ft to 1413 sq ft

5. Acme Oasis, Kandivali East

A brand new building very close to Joggers’ Park, Acme Oasis offers generous apartments in three sizes. It offers good amenities and excellent fittings, with nice French windows.

Highlights & amenities of Acme Oasis
Types of apartments: 2 BHK, 2.5 BHK, 3 BHK
Avg size of apartment: 614 sq ft to 1016 sq ft

Things to do in Kandivali East, Mumbai

1. Watch a movie

If you’re movie crazy, you’ve come to the right place. There are surprisingly not one, not two, but three theatres in the Kandivali East area. There’s Miraj Cinemas in Thakur Mall, a PVR in Growel’s 101 and an Inbox in Vishnu Shivam Mall. So, take your pick!

2. Play some football

Want to get a good workout? Here’s an idea. Gather your friends and book one of the many turf grounds in the Kandivali East area. You have Home Ground Turf, Thakur Shyamnarayan Turf and others. Or simply visit the Thakur Stadium for a full-size football ground.

3. Go on a trail

Two hours is all it takes to complete the Shilonda Trail, one of the most popular hikes in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. While not exactly in Kandivali East, its proximity means that you should definitely pay a visit if you’re in the area. The trail is simple enough for people of all ages (even toddlers and senior citizens) to do. A beautiful getaway from the city. Do it with a guide (preferably an environmentalist) who can tell you about the plants you will be walking past.

4. Visit a temple

Looking for a peaceful space? Visit one of the many beautiful temples in the area, such as Sai Dham Mandir, Shree Krusangali Akurli Mata Mandir or Dadar Samaj Hanuman Temple. The Sai Dham Mandir, honouring Sai Baba, is the largest among those mentioned, with a big meditation hall.

5. Get soaked under a waterfall

This hidden waterfall on the outskirts of Kandivali Eat in Kranti Nagar is a good way to get away from the city. While not very powerful, the waterfall is active for the entire monsoon season. Cyclists and fitness enthusiasts often end up here.

Places to visit in Kandivali East, Mumbai

1. Growel’s 101 Mall

An old mall with a good collection of brands and a variety of food options in its food court, Grovel’s 101 is most famous for its festive celebrations during Diwali and Christmas. There is often a long line to get in during this time but the wait is worth it. There is also a fun area for kids to play arcade games.

2. Kanheri Caves

On the outskirts of Kandivali East is the legendary Kanheri Caves within Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Kanheri is a famous group of cave monuments from ancient times. There are numerous cultures and paintings dating back thousands of years. Residents of Kandivali East often make the small journey to the caves to get away from the chaos of the city.

3. Vilasrao Deshmukh Park

A nice park, this place has a nominal entry fee but that’s enough to keep large crowds away. Inside, there are rides for kids as well as walking spaces for adults. It is common for people to spend a large part of their weekend evenings at this park.

4. Samarth Nursery

Located in Kranti Nagar, this nursery is one of the largest in the city. A large variety of plants are available for sale here, such as Tamarind, Cassia Fistula, Sycamore, Mango, Aden Hondala, Chinaberry Tree, at nominal prices.

5. Penthouzz

It is common for people to travel to Goregaon West or Lokhandwala to party, but if Kandivali East residents want to party locally — here is where they go. Penthouzz has a reputation for good service, great cocktails and fabulous music. The place is also featured among the top places to get a drink in Mumbai on Zomato.

FAQs about Kandivali East, Mumbai

What is the distance from Kandivali East to the Mumbai International Airport?

The travel distance or driving distance between Kandivali East and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is 14.6 kilometres and between Sahar Domestic Airport is 17.2 kilometres.

What is the nearest bus station from Kandivali East?

There are two bus depots in Kandivali East. The Kandivali East Bus Depot is on MB Desai Road. The Santa Nagar Bus Depot is in Samtanagar. There are of course bus stops across the neighbourhood with connectivity to the entire city.

Is there any metro station in Kandivali East?

Yes, the metro station in Kandivali East is in Akurli, bang on the Western Express Highway.

What is the best place in Kandivali East to hang out on weekends?

The people of Kandivali East typically spend their time in a couple of excellent malls in the area such as Grovel’s 101 and Vishnu Shivam Mall. Many also go for a hike into the Kanheri Caves nearby.

How to reach Kandivali East from Mumbai airport?

The quickest way to get from Mumbai International Airport to Kandivali East is by taxi which costs ₹400 to ₹600 and takes 50 to 75 minutes depending on traffic.

What are the best hospitals in Kandivali East?

The hospitals in Kandivali East include Sanchaiti Superspeciality Hospital, Seven Star Multispeciality Hospital, Shreeji Hospital and Ozone Therapy Centre, Vansh Hospital, Manavhit Hospital, Vighnaharta Multispeciality Hospital, Gokul Hospital, Surabhi Life Care Hospital and Dhiral Hospital.

What are the best schools in Kandivali East?

Some schools in Kandivali East are Ryan International School, Cambridge School, Pioneer Public School, Oxford International School, Lokhandwala Foundation School, Children’s Academy, and Thakur Public School.

Which are the parks in Kandivali East?

There are several parks in Kandivali East. Shaheed Bhagat Singh Park is a really nice place for a walk or runs (on Dattani Park Road), but there’s also Thakur Joggers Park, Thakur Entertainment Park and Balasaheb Thackarey Dream Park on Thakur Village Road.

What are the best gyms in Kandivali East?

Kandivali East has many good options for fitness enthusiasts – from gyms to fitness and yoga centres. Some of these include Key Gym, 1Wellness Gym, Steel Body Gym, Gold’s Gym, Meltfit, Profit FST Gym and Crossfit and Trio Fitness.

What are the police stations in Kandivali East?

There are two police stations in the area. Kandivali Bonanza Police Station on Ashok Chakravarti Road and EMP Police Chowky in Thakur Village.

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