How to reach Manali- The most easiest and convenient way to reach Manali is to take an HRTC bus from Kashmere Gate, Delhi. The prices for the bus ranges from 600 to 1200/- , travelling through HRTC buses is safe and also comfortable. The journey will take about 10-11 hrs. I always prefer an overnight journey as it saves a day. Where to stay- There are plenty of options to stay in Manali. There are Hostels, Hotels, Home-stays. I prefer to stay in Hostel as it is affordable and also gives me a chance to interact with other travelers and for that matter Zostel, always has my heart. Whenever in doubt or not sure about your stay, just book your bed at Zostel. If you're occupying a bed in one of the dorms, 500 rs/- is what you pay. Places to eat at- New Manali is fun with all the hustle and bustle of the streets but I prefer the quaint old Manali. There are dozens of Cafe's in Old Manali and you can go cafe hopping. There are Cafe's offering you a view of the Manalsu River and also live Music. Cafe il Forno, Cafe 1947 and Cafe Kathmandu are some of my favorites. The food surely won't cost you more than 600-700 rs/- per day.