My husband and I will be traveling from Varkala to Alleppey in mid-August to catch a houseboat cruise which we have already booked. I've looked at the train schedule and it looks like it will arrive 4 hours before we will board the boat. Are there many things to see and do around the train station in Alleppey? I'm not set on taking the train, just thought it'd be the most economical and efficient. Any advice of travel from Varkala to Alleppey and/or what to do around the train station in Alleppey would be great!