Friday, July 6

Hound in a Hotel – Raj Kiran Hotel – Haunted Hotel in Lonavla (Mumbai)

From shadowy figures, strange mists and apparitions to angels and demons, India has experienced it all. Many of these incidents verified by the experts, Indian ghost stories have been into the talking since ages. Horror movies are being directed, and T.V. serials are being shown, the world has learnt to make a business out of Indian horror tales. Apparently, when such an incident takes somewhere close to Mumbai: the Dream City of India, the magnitude of any incidence just doesn't remain the same. The ever-increasing news media and other communication channels, all of them get ready upfront to cover the news and win the race. 

Hotel Raj Kiran Resort, Lonavala (Mumbai) - A Haunted Tourist Destination

Mumbai - The Financial and Entertainment capital of India. It is a city where every Indian foresees an opportunity to grow, a metro where every Indian believes that his dream would come true, and an urban which generates highest revenue for the nation, approximately 5% of GDP and 25% of industrial output. A place where even the smallest of episode takes it superlative form, how would an incidence of such serious enormity remain unsaid? So, which incidence are we talking about? 

This dreadful thing happened in one of the spooky places named Raj Kiran Hotel in Lonavala, a popular hill station located in Pune district, and a preferred weekend getaway for people from Pune as well as Mumbai. This hotel is not so big, but surely one of the top haunted destinations in India. One room in the lodge has been stated to be haunted. There have been reports by the guests that bed sheets have being pulled off while they slept. Some of them have woken up in the midst of dark nights with a ray of blue light at their feet. These people have gone through mental therapies after staying in that room. It is said that something really-really creepy goes-on inside the room during the nights which frightens the people. Ghostly apparitions keep floating in this room. The room is in the corner and behind the reception on the ground floor. As a result of these reports the room has stopped being rented out and mostly kept vacant. 

When I got to know about such incidences taking place, I just imagined some flop-horror-Bollywood movie failing terribly to scare the audiences. Jokes Apart! When I seriously tried to give it a serious thought, few things came up to my mind. A small paranormal activity happening in a small room of a not-so-famous hotel, why was it given such an importance? Ain’t worth it, right? Wrong! Any paranormal activity can never be quantified in terms of big and small. Doesn’t matter if it happens in a huge city or a small village coz anything that is beyond natural, is significant. In this scenario, evidences are many but proofs are none. So called victims are many, but eye witnesses are none. Any non-believer of apparitions may be free to call this as a competitor’s trick to achieve that competitive edge, or any other reason to create a story of haunted hotels in India to frighten the people. The fact no one would be able to deny is that these incidences have hampered the business of Raj Kiran Hotel.


  1. Author Rohit... you are a complete idiot! Lonavala isn't in Mumbai, its between Mumbai & Pune u fool... & ya you should have written Lonavala, Maharashtra not Lonavala, Mumbai...
    Author even writes content which is non-sense for us readers... Mumbai- the dream city where every Indian forsees an opportunity to grow? Mumbai, Maharashtra is our city & too crowded by you non-native third class Indians... u r not welcome here at all! fools!
    & I know you'll delete this comment anyways for being such a coward that you are!!!

    1. Dear Anonymous,

      I am extremely sorry for the mistake. However, please try to understand that I have to browse through dozens of emails, then selecting the ones for the blog, rewrite them and publish them. I would really appreciate it if you help point out the mistakes in a polite fashion. Now that I have rectified the mistake, I hope the article now meets your expectations.

  2. You Anonymous fool! all you want to comment on is under which district jurisdiction Lonavla comes?
    I dont know why you are getting so worked up on such trivial issue but dont be hurt little sister, read the article, get the point and move on.

  3. each and every part of india belongs to each and every indian and the people who deny this are the biggest fools!

  4. Nice write up this place seriously looks like a nice haunted weekend getaway from pune.... people please avoid criticizing and appreciate the writer for taking his time out and posting.....

  5. why all of u are getting so serious. the person who commented as fool is the biggest fool person as he doesn't gone through the matter, just concerning abt the state or city...idiotic..btw will proove to ba a nice place to visit

  6. I have stayed on this hotel wid my hubby...infact we went twice before marriage but tht was four years back...service was v good...but this article shook me...

  7. I am going to live there...

  8. malika kapoor ???????why do u want to live there?????