Tehri Dam at New Tehri is quite famous. This dam is built on the confluence of River Bhagirathi and Bhilangna and make for an interesting visit. While at New Tehri, also visit the Pant Research Institute where fruits and plants are grown.
Kodia Jungle is 3 km away on the road towards Chamba. It is a very nice picnic spot. A level walk of 7 to 8 km will show dense forests opening into a vast expanse of undulating hills and valleys. Tiny, gurgling natural springs are along the way. The track is jeep able. You could spot a few wild animals.
Mussoorie is 38km from Kanatal and is a popular tourist destination.
Chamba is 16 km from Kanatal. Chamba is untouched and untamed by the vices of urbanisation and commercialisation.
Dhanaulti is 8 km from Kanatal. Dhanaulti is like a cool winter breeze. Unspoilt by commercialisation, one can feel nature here. Treks, pony rides along fruit orchards and water streams appearing from nowhere can keep you busy as there is little commercialisation. Roads to Dhanaulti are not so bad and this can be a place worth visiting.
The Terraces is located at Chamba Mussoorie Highway near to The Kanatal Orchids, Tehri Garhwal. Surkhanda Devi temple (approx. 4 km) is near The Kanatal Orchids camp&resort.
Shivpuri is about 75 km from Kanatal and close to Rishikesh is Shivpuri, where you can enjoy rafting. Shivpuri is perhaps the most convenient and popular rafting destination close to Delhi. The best time to go is from September to October and then from March to May. It is closed in the monsoon season.