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Urban Study Group

Road no 01 | House no 29, 2nd Floor, Dhaka City, Bangladesh
+880 2-9675222
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#1 thing to do in Dhaka

The Urban Study Group Tours are a consistent highlight of my visits to Dhaka. Nothing else comes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Conservation tour of Old Dhaka - Simply outstanding

As a fairly regular traveller to Dhaka, I can testify this is THE tour recommended by "old Dhaka... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Road no 01 | House no 29, 2nd Floor, Dhaka City, Bangladesh
+880 2-9675222

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Urban Study Group Tours are a consistent highlight of my visits to Dhaka. Nothing else comes close. The tours combine a guided walk through parts of Old Dhaka, highly knowledgeable guides, lessons in history, architecture, politics, amazing photo opportunities, a chance to see inside...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a fairly regular traveller to Dhaka, I can testify this is THE tour recommended by "old Dhaka hands" to their visiting friends and family -- the best single doorway to the rooftops, courtyards, backroads, markets, merchant houses, shrines and everyday life of Old Dhaka...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

We have done two tours with the USG so far. Both have been an amazing way of getting to know the city. Not only are the guides super helpful, polite and well informed, but they also provide the extra bit of information you would normally...More

2  Thank kdoerry
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The Urban Study Group is devoted to cataloging and preserving heritage architecture as the relentless pressure of urban redevelopment. These walking tours are led by teams of informed and enthusiastic young volunteers, who take visitors deep into alleys of Puran Dhaka to 500-year old marketplaces...More

Reviewed 5 May 2016

These walks are conducted by Mr. Taimur and a host of volunteers between 21 - 26 years of age. Starts early in the morning and then they guide you through the busy streets of old Dhaka to unravel artistic and architectural splendors in some of...More

Thank inkognito1947
Reviewed 29 March 2015

The Old Dhaka tour with USG was one of my favorite parts of my recent trip to Dhaka. What a fantastic, inspiring group of students! They will lead you through the district, weaving in and out of historic buildings, while recounting the city's history and...More

2  Thank BlancaNieves33
Reviewed 21 February 2015

This was one of the greatest experiences a friend and I had in Dhaka! The tour guides, students, from Urban Study Group are full of heart and enthusiasm. They showed us around Old Dhaka, sharing their extensive knowledge of the historic architecture of their favorite...More

1  Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 9 January 2015

The tour with the Urban Study Group was a brilliant insight into current and past life in Old Dhaka. Like many others, it was a highlight of my trip and included visiting historic buildings, architectural gems - although often in a state of disrepair,taking the...More

3  Thank natureLondongirl
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Definitely one of the best things to do in Dhaka if you want to get a sense of the history and space of the city - of just want a chance to wander intelligently in Old Dhaka. We did the trip with small children, and...More

1  Thank Wamudanya
Reviewed 18 October 2014

I had read the positive recommendations for this tour on Tripadvisor and did the tour with two colleagues on a business trip to Dhaka. I can wholeheartedly recommend this tour. It was an absolute highlight of my visit of Bangladesh. The tour focuses primarily on...More

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20 November 2015|
Response from imLizu |
Hi, Urban Study Group tour is usually on Friday and Saturday. You just have to call and show up (With a small donation). But Parliament building tour is a bit tricky and definitely has to be booked quite earlier. If you want... More