Agra has a rich historical background, which is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. The earliest reference for comes from the epical age, when Mahabharata refer as Agravana. In the sources prior to this, referred as Arya Griha or the abode of the Aryans. The first person who referred modern name was Ptolemy. Though the heritage of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich past of this city. The Agra district is situated in western U.P. between 27.11′ degree Latitude North and 78.0′ degree to 78.2′ degree Longitute East. Its Altitude is 169 meters above sea level. On the North it is bounded by Mathura District, On the South it is bounded by Dhaulpur District, On the East it is bounded by Firozabad District and On the West it is bounded by Bharatpur. Agra is situated on the bank of Yamuna river.