The earliest reference of Indian Agra comes from the epical age, when Mahabharata the Indian Epic refer Agra as Agravana. In the sources prior to this, Agra has been referred as Arya Griha or the abode of the Aryans. The first person who referred Agra by its modern name was Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus).
From the Agra Travel Guide
We stayed for 2 nites, the location was nice, just a few steps to the grand Taj Mahal. However, the room was in bad shape. The room was with stuffy smell, something like some wood panels or metal panels is rotten somewhere, plus with no blanket provided. The LCD TV was available, however no TV channel is available. ... more
Our laptop was stolen from our bag in the hostels bag locker by one of the staff. A guy who stayed at same time also had $120 stolen from his bag. Hostel advertised free wifi and there was none. They advertised various other things (beer with dinner etc) that were never given. The hostel is not near the Taj as they advertise. ... more