HIGH ON STYLE
Coco Shambhala, Sindhudurg
With plush villas that offer panoramic 180 degree sea views, massive infinity pools with steep drops that mimic the Jurassic-like Sindhudurg coastline, bespoke crockery and an elegant dining experience, luxury resort Coco Shambhala is high on design and style. The distinctive feature of the local vernacular is the four-way pitched Mangalore tiled roof. The villas are built manually by artists from across the country without a crane, JCB or any mechanical device. The steel frames are created without a single weld with 3688 holes drilled in physically, making the structure easy to dismantle without leaving any scars on the land. The furniture fits in seamlessly with the local design—48 carpenters worked with reclaimed Indian iron wood and coconut over nine months.