Panjawar is situated in the Haroli taluka of Una district in Himachal Pradesh. Una town is about 20 km from Panjawar and buses and trains ply regularly from here to Panjawar.
The landscape can be described as typically Shivalik with a sub-tropical mixed forest. Species like khair, pansara and sisoo are found here. Amongst the fauna there are leopards, jackals, barking deer, Indian wild boars, wild fowl and nilgai.
The upper-caste communities in the village are the rajputs, brahmins, batis, jats and Muslims. The scheduled caste communities are the julahas, chamars, lohars and telis. The total human population is 5400. Agriculture, services and wage labour are the main occupations. The total livestock population is 1000 cows, 4000 buffaloes and 100 goats.
The forests are privately owned by some of the upper-caste people in the village. The villagers depend upon these forests to meet their fuelwood needs. Income is generated by the owners of the forest from the sale of khair trees every ten years and sale of bhabbar (grass for making ropes) and fodder grass every year to contractors.