Located at Thonnakkal, a small village in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, Asan Smarakam is built in commemoration of the eminent Malayalam poet, Kumaran Asan. The memorial holds a collection of the manuscripts of some of Asan’s poems and his awards. Along with the monument, the home in which Asan was born is also protected here. The memorial hosts many cultural events.
Spread over three acres of land is a beautiful garden containing rare medicinal plants maintained under the supervision of distinguished sculptor Kanayi Kunjiraman. The Freedom Gate and the four sculptures being created by Kanayi are the major attractions in the garden.