The news of the death of Indian travel blogger couple Vishnu Viswanath and Meenakshi Moorthy broke this morning. The couple, who ran a blog called Holidays and HappilyEverAfters, were at the Taft Point in Yosemite National Park in California where they fell 800 feet to their deaths.
The couple died on October 25, but it was only on Monday (October 29) that they were identified as Indians who lived in the United States, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Yosemite National Park spokesman Jamie Richards was quoted as saying in the report, "We still do not know what caused them to fall. We're trying to understand what happened. We may never know, (but) from everything we see, this was a tragic fall."
Vishnu and Meenakshi had recently moved from New York after he took a job as a systems engineer at Cisco, based in San Jose.
Together, Meenakshi - who spelled her name Minaxi - and Vishnu chronicled their adventures of travelling around the world in Holidays and HappilyEverAfters.
The Taft Point, where the couple fell from on October 25, is a popular tourist spot in Yosemite National Park.
The place is known for providing stunning views of the national park. The Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan are all visible from the Taft Point.
More than 14,000 photos are posted from the Taft Point on Instagram and the place is famous with couples for proposals and wedding photoshoots.
Here is a 360 degree interactive map of the Taft Point in Yosemite National Park:
Another couple who was at the Taft Point in Yosemite National Park, reports now say, may have clicked Meenakshi's last known photo before she and Vishnu fell to their death.
Oakland resident Sean Matteson clicked a selfie at the Taft Point with Meenakshi in the background. The photo was taken just minutes before Meenakshi and Vishnu plunged to death from the place.
Earlier this year, Meenakshi posted a photo of herself at the Grand Canyon, clearly acknowledging the danger. The caption of the photo read, "A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs. But did you know that wind gusts can be fatal? Is our life worth one photo?"
While we don't yet know how Meenakshi and Vishnu died, seems like their 'daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs' went horribly wrong this time around.