I started the next morning a little late and went on the cliff near by to behold the the wonderful Varkala Beach. Then I went to the bus stop to take a bus for Alleppy which is about 116km from Varkala. I reached there in 3 hours and I had only 3 more hours in hand to visit the famous backwaters as I wanted to catch 4pm train (Chennai Express) back to Chennai. I reached the Boat Jetty and booked private boat all for myself for 2 hours for ₹800.
One can also take government boat ride but that won't be private.
The whole boat ride was simply a ride to remember. The sprawling backwaters, small islands in between, a soft drizzle, the sight of beautiful houseboats, I was simply transfixed.
People living in lagoons use small boats for their day to day transport.