We started our journey from Delhi to Manali, for which we had already booked HRTC bus from RedBus, tickets were close to 1100 each. Please be there at HRTC BUS stand before departure time, there is only one bus from Delhi to Manali in the morning time and if you miss, then it's really tough to get there, and the busses start at correct time no dealy at all. There won't be any contact or information shared to you on your mobile like other red buses because its a GOVT Bus. The bus departs from HRTC BUS STAND Gate 20.
Here comes the catch. We missed our bus as we couldn't find the exact location and reached 5 min late at 7:05 AM, but luckily another bus was going till Chandigarh and we went till Chandigarh in that and caught the bus at 1.00 pm.
we reached manali around at 11.30 PM because of traffic jamm on the way, there was some truck accident on the mountain way and that cause 2 hr delay.
We checked in to hotel Alpas Manali which is very near to the bus stand and is pretty descent. We would definitely recommend that hotel.