Departure from DelhiFor Badrinath, you have to first reach Rishikesh/Haridwar in case you are taking the bus. After that you can travel via state bus which goes up to Badrinath or a shared taxi. The cost will the same, however, taxi could save you some hrs.
Departure from DelhiThere are ample buses available from Delhi ISBT, Kashmere gate (nearest metro station). The buses from Delhi ISBT ply from 4 PM to 9 PM in the evening. These buses go straight to Kullu-Manali. Very comfortable AC and Private Volvo buses are also available. You can book the bus from HRTC website. You have to book bus from Delhi to Manali as that's the only route available, it will cost you around 1400-1800 per seat. If you are heading to Kasol, remind the conductor to drop you off at Bhuntar and stay awake to make sure you don’t miss your stop.We took the 8:30 PM bus from ISBT and the bus halted twice on the way. A long stop for dinner somewhere in Punjab and another one at Mandi for late night tea. Our bus reached Bhuntar around 8:45 AM. The bus dropped us off right outside the local bus stand.
The trip had come to an end and Tirthan was still not struck off my bucket list. There will definitely be a second visit to this little heaven.