The story behind the haunting of Brijraj Bhawan is gruesome. Major Burton and his two sons were killed during the 1867 mutiny, and it’s said that he never left Brijraj Bhawan. According to the former Queen of Kota, who used the room where he was killed as her drawing room, he was a fairly frequent companion. But he doesn’t seem to harbour thoughts of bloodthirsty revenge – he just has a way of slapping guards who fall asleep on duty at night. Brijraj Bhawan has been turned into a heritage hotel, so if you fancy checking this out yourself, you could simply check in.