Manali is about 550 km from Delhi, the capital of India, and there are buses connecting the town to Delhi, Shimla, Dharamsala and Leh (see http://himachal.nic.in/hrtc/ for information.) For service from Delhi to Manali, tickets and reservations can be made at the Inter State Bus Terminus as well as at the Himachal Tourism office on Safdar Hashmi Marg near Mandi House in New Delhi. The approximate travel time from Delhi to Manali is 18 hours; from Ambala to Manali is 10 hours; and from Kulu to Manali is 1.5 to 3 hours. Volvo buses are available from Delhi but you need to book these two to five days in advance.
2) By private Taxi
If hiring a private taxi, ensure that the driver has experience of driving in hilly regions and doesn't have the habit of drinking alcohol. You can contact us through the website in case you would like to have one arranged for you.
2) By Train
The nearest Broad Gauge Rail Head is Ambala Cantt (200 km) and Chandigarh (250 km) from Indian Capital New Delhi. Ambala Cantt is on the Delhi - Amritsar and Delhi - Jammu main lines and is well served by rail, but you will need to travel to Ambala to get a bus for the 10 hour ride to Manali. Jogindernagar and Kalka are other, less preferable, rail heads for Manali. It is not very advisable to go by train as there is no real route to Manali. The best option would be to take a Shatabdi Train (fast train) from Delhi to Chandigarh and take a private taxi from there to Manali (about 8-10 hours drive).
2) By Air
The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport (Tel: 01902-65037, 65603) about 50 km from Manali (about two hours away) or 10 km from Kullu. Indian Airlines, Air Deccan and Jagson Airlines operate flights to Kullu from Delhi and Chandigarh. We can arrange for your flight tickets from Delhi to Bhuntar but would not advice you to fly down as the flights keep getting cancelled due to the unpredictable weather and not a very great airport infrastructure.