I like the b/w, my eye focuses more on the group of girls in the foreground and then wanders around to the setting. In the color shot, the bright blue of the counter is the first thing my eyes see and it becomes a less interesting photo. If it were mine I'd probably fine tune the b/w a little by upping the contrast just a little and sharpen it some as well. I just happen to think all b/w's benefit from a little sharpening unless you use a tripod. It's an interesting photo!
Pandka, What a question you have posed to us all. I think this photo was taken in Rajasthan, India. Right? This state is known for its vibrant colours. In fact, the Maharaja's in the past wanted their cities to be identified by the colours. For example, Jaipur is known even today to be the ,"Pink City". That is because one of the Raja's ordered the subjects in 1853 ( or was it1876?) to paint all the houses in the city in Pink colour during the occasion of the visit by the then Prince of Wales! Even today, the old city is maintained in this colour.
Similarly, in the same state there is Jodhpur which is identified by blue. Interesting, ha!