Suvarnamukhi is the Beautiful hills that cover most the Bannerghatta National Park which is around 30 Km from Bangalore, the picturesque Hills stretch out to a huge rock. Suvarnamukhi stream flowing through these hills is the lifeline for the animals inhibiting the Park.
Reaching the Place
Once you reach Bannerghatta, there are two roads that lead to this place. One route is just before the national park you can take a diversion towards right and proceed towards the famous Champakadhama Swamy temple built in the Dravidian style of architecture, belonging to the Hoysala age is at the foot of this hill. The temple enshrines an image of Lord Vishnu with his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi. Another small shrine dedicated to Lord Narasimha. On top of the hill is the new temple of the same God. Continue towards left on the hill you will find a narrow mud path from there you can start your trekking which leads to Suvarnamukhi Pushkarni.
Other route is Once you reach Bannerghatta take extreme right and continue on Mud road ( in between some patches of Asphalt) towards weavers colony and further there is a small Shanieswara temple where you can park your vehicles and start walking towards left for about 1 km you can reach Suvarnamukhi Pond. This trek will visualise the beauty of Suvarnamukhi hill passing through small rocks and Pitchersque sceneries. Mid way you can hear roars of Lions from nearby Zoo and also spot some Sambar and wild bison.
The Place Suvarnamukhi Pushkarni.
Suvarnamukhi Pushkarni or the step well was built long a go by Hoysala Kings to facilitate Abhisheka for Lord Champakadhama Swamy is believed to be having Healing powers.
Many people visit this place during Amavasya( New Moon) and Poornima (Full Moon). Lord Suvarna Anjinaya (Hanuman) has been incarnated inside the Pushkarni.
There are many Nagara Kallu or Status of Snake god in and around this place. There is also Hanuman Temple named after the hills Suvarna Anjinaya.