The Vellode Birds Sanctuary is near the temple town of Erode in the State of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the famous bird sanctuaries in the entire state and is considered as a paradise for the bird lovers. Established in the year 1996, this sanctuary is being maintained by the ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. It is located barely thirteen kilometers from the central bus terminus of Erode. The sanctuary falls on the way to Chinnamalai near Vellode. The sanctuary is very large and has a big lake in the middle of it. It has an area of 0.3 sq miles.
The people of Erode are really concerned so that the flow of birds in the sanctuary never gets disrupted. The season starts from the month of November and goes till March. There are a lot of observatory towers in and around the lake.