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Tourists take pictures at the Shanti Stupa. Leh has seen a boom in tourism, first from Westerners eager to see the confluence of Tibetan, Chinese and Hindu cultures, and now, increasingly by Indian tourists. Indian tourism is booming as the country's emerging middle class sets its sights on domestic destinations. Ladakh in particular is known for its cool, dry weather during what for the rest of the country is the unbearably hot rainy season, owing to Ladakh's high altitude..