Keral is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. ... Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-first largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. Statehood: 1 November 1956; 63 years ago