Get the time required to perform search

I was wondering if there is any way to figure out the time took by a query to perform search?
It will be really helpful if we can watch the performance of our query somehow.
Anirudh Modi

There is a took: field in the response that should help, see here.

Thanks for the help.

One more query that took: says it is time to execute the entire search request, so does this include fetching of the records also?

Yes, because that is part of the query.