Traveling from Delhi to the north of the country isn't an easy task, with the various traffic jams, crowds, and twists and turns on the way. After the first few hours of the bus journey you'll get used to the honking. The ride to Manali is almost 14 hours in duration. Buses are air conditioned, although usually don't have bathrooms on board. Drivers make stops on the way; make sure to bring your own toilet paper roll with you and baby wipes/hand sanitizer.